A guide to Holter monitoring

Having your monitor fitted 

The person fitting your monitor will start by taking your height and weight.

Next, they will prepare your skin so that the electrodes, which are five sticky dots, can be placed. Good adherence depends on thorough skin preparation and this is essential for achieving a good quality tracing.

The electrodes will then be applied to your chest area and the monitor linked to the electrodes via five leads.

Once the monitor begins recording, your collector will explain what to expect and what you need to do. If there’s anything you are unsure about or do not understand, be sure to ask.   

Before leaving the centre the collector will let you know when you need to return to have the monitor removed.