Electrocardiogram (ECG) can assist in diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias. By using ECG machine, the change of every heart activity can be recorded.
A Holter monitor is essentially a device that records the ECG for a prolonged period, typically 24 hours or longer. By recording the electrical activity of the heart over a longer period of time, the heart rhythm at times of symptoms such as palpitations or dizziness, which may not occur all the time can be identified.. Once the system has been set up, the patient can continue daily activities as usual.
Holter is an easy carry machine, with a dimension in 70 mm x 63 mm x 18 mm, you can carry it on your shoulder. With this small box, you can have your daily activity as usual, without any influences to your daily life.
Holter is an absolutely safe procedure, but beware not to take shower or splash an water over the machine, to avoid damage the machine or loosen of electrode dots, avoid other investigation such as X-rays, CT or MRI, and get away from magnetic devices or furniture. Also, redness, itchiness, allergic reaction may encountered with the electrode