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ECG (Holter) Monitoring

Holter monitoring is form of extended duration ECG monitoring that is used to capture recordings of abnormal heart rhythms that may be transient in nature.

Transient disturbances in the heart’s rhythm may be suspected because of symptoms of palpitations and/or other less specific symptoms such as lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, fatigue and reduced exercise capacity.

The ability to record the heart rhythm over a period of 24 hours increases the likelihood of obtaining diagnostic information that can direct appropriate treatment.

Adhesive ECG recording electrodes are positioned on the front of the chest. One end of the monitor’s wires are clipped to the ECG electrodes and the other end is plugged into the monitor, itself. The Holter monitor is about the size of a mobile phone and is clipped to a belt or a strap that can be worn around the neck or over the shoulder.

Recording is continuous over a 24 hour period after the monitor is attached. During this time it will not be possible to take a shower or bath as the device is not waterproof. The monitor is returned to the office 24 hours after the device is attached so that the recordings can be transferred to a computer for analysis.

Once the recordings have been analysed and verified, a report is forwarded to the doctor requesting the test – usually within 48 hours.

STEPS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

Thank you to all our patients who have attended our practice so far during the Covid-19 pandemic began. Your understanding and cooperation with new procedures we have in place to protect us all and ensure we comply with government guidelines is very much appreciated.

When attending our rooms you will notice changes such as reduced seating in our waiting room, distancing markings on the floor, protective screens, increased signage on our doors and walls and staff using protective clothing and equipment. Whilst this may seem overwhelming to some, the purpose is for your safety and that of our staff. Please be assured though that our team remain dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and cardiac care.

It is important not to neglect your cardiac health during this crisis and we remain committed to providing all of our usual services.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle soreness, loss of sense of smell and taste- we advise you contact your GP or local Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND OUR PRACTICE if you have any of the symptoms above or have recently tested Covid-19 positive or awaiting Covid-19 test result or been in contact with someone who has – please call our team on 9592 2177 to advise. We offer telehealth consulting so you can remain in direct contact with your cardiologist when you cannot attend.

Other measures we are taking include:

We include the following links for your reference:
https://campaigns.heartfoundation.org.au/covid-19/
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus