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What do you do to pre pare for a heart holter? Can you drink water or coffee?

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Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Holter monitor

A holter monitor is worn continuously for 24-48 hours to determine if there are any abnormal heart rhythms present.
There is no pre placement preparation needed other than taking a shower or bath before placement as you should not take it off for that time period. Do your daily activities as you normally do while wearing it so an accurate reading of your heart rhythm issues can be obtained.

In brief: Holter monitor

A holter monitor is worn continuously for 24-48 hours to determine if there are any abnormal heart rhythms present.
There is no pre placement preparation needed other than taking a shower or bath before placement as you should not take it off for that time period. Do your daily activities as you normally do while wearing it so an accurate reading of your heart rhythm issues can be obtained.
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Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nothing at all

You don't have to do anything to prepare for wearing a holter monitor.
And you should do everything you normally do in your everyday life, and try to bring out the symptoms that were bothering you in the first place.

In brief: Nothing at all

You don't have to do anything to prepare for wearing a holter monitor.
And you should do everything you normally do in your everyday life, and try to bring out the symptoms that were bothering you in the first place.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: As nirvana once said

Come as you are. No special preparations or restrictions.

In brief: As nirvana once said

Come as you are. No special preparations or restrictions.
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