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What did I say to a doctor to get a holter monitor? Why do I need it?

Irregular heart beat. A holter monitors your heart rhythm with an ekg over a long period of time, like a full day or two. Looks for causes of irregular heart beat, fainting, or palpitations. Read more...
The truth. A holter is used to diagnose rhythm problems. If you explain your symptoms to your doctor, and they feel a holter would be helpful, they will get one for you. Read more...

My doctor is having me wear a 24 hr holter monitor. What is it for?

Holter monitor. A holter monitor is an ECG machine that you wear to monitor the heart's electrical activity over a long period of time, usually 24 hrs. There is nothing to fear about the test and it is not uncomfortable. Read more...