Holter monitoring is continuous monitoring and recording of the ECG (Echocardiogram) for 24 hours, 48 hours, 14 days or 28 days. It is useful for evaluating intermittent arrhythmias and, secondarily, for detecting hypertension. The Holter monitor is portable, enabling patients to participate in normal daily activities. Patients are asked to record symptoms and activities so that they may be correlated with events on the monitor. The Holter monitor does not automatically analyze the ECG data; a physician does so at a later date.
What to Bring with You
- Health Card
Length of Appointment
Typically appointments range from 20-40 minutes. Patients requiring multiple tests can expect their appointments to last 60-90 minutes.
How to Return Your Holter Monitor
Once your duration is complete please return your monitor to Heart Niagara. You will bring it back to our clinic. There is a bin located at the front desk to return used monitors. Your monitor has an ID number which is attached to your patient file. Monitors will be read within 5-7 business days. Results will be forwarded to your health care provider.
Your Appointment Location
4635B Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2L7. Enter through front doors along Queen Street. Parking located behind the building off Park and St. Lawrence Avenue