A guide to Holter monitoring

Removing the device 

Allow 10-15 minutes for the removal of your monitor and electrodes.

Be sure to return to the same centre where you had the monitor fitted at the time the collector advises. It is important you return the monitor on time so appointments for other patients can continue as scheduled.

Be sure to bring your Patient Diary. This is very important in providing all the information needed for your diagnosis.

If you are running late or are unable to return your Holter monitor to the collection centre as planned, please contact the Collection Centre or our Cardiology Department on (07) 3377 8753 (Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 4:30pm) as soon as possible.

Your skin may be a little red and/or itchy from the electrodes. For minor irritation, you can apply some paw paw ointment or speak to a pharmacist about an over-the-counter steroidal cream. If you find the areas painful, the skin has broken or you have any concerns please seek medical advice from your doctor or other health care professional.

Please let your collector know of any concerns so they can provide you with the appropriate care and advice.