What is the test for?

A health care provider may recommend a Holter monitor if you have:

  • Signs and symptoms of an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Unexplained fainting or dizziness
  • A heart condition that increases the risk of arrhythmias

How long will it take?

You will be given instructions on how long to wear the monitor – commonly it is worn for between 12 – 24 hours.

The fitting procedure takes approximately 20 mins.
You will be asked to keep a diary of any symptoms you may experience during the recording period.

The monitor and your diary is required to be returned the following day.
The cardiac technician will supply a return envelope.

Is there any preparation required?

Wearing a separate top with trousers or a skirt will allow easier access to the chest.

Chest hair may need to be shaved to allow the electrodes to adhere to the skin and can be performed on the day if needed.

When will I know the results?

Following the analysis of the data acquired duration the test period, a report will be prepared by the cardiologist and sent to the referring doctor.

Please bring the following to your appointment

  • Medicare card
  • Any concession or health insurance cards
  • A current referral from your GP or specialist (if not already provided)

Fees apply and full payment is expected on the day of the test.