Non-implantable Holter monitor
When is a Holter test requested?
A Holter test or Holter monitoring is carried out in the case of symptoms such as palpitations, fainting, feeling light-headed or dizziness. In addition to screening for heart rhythm problems, a Holter monitor is put in place to monitor treatment of rhythm problems.
How is Holter monitoring carried out?
During monitoring you will have electrodes attached to your chest like when you are having an electrocardiogram. The electrodes are linked to a device which you can wear in a pouch around your neck or waist.
During the 24- or 48-hour monitoring period you can continue to do your usual daily activities. Only showering, having a bath or swimming are not allowed. You must keep the recorder switched on at all times, even at night.
After the monitoring period
After 24 or 48 hours you have to return the device to the reception desk at the Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases. You do not need an additional appointment for this. The car park in front of the main entrance provides 30 minutes of free parking, so you do not need to pay.
After you return it, the Holter device is read out by a doctor. The results are sent to the GP or cardiologist who requested Holter monitoring, and they will discuss them with you.
Use of the device is free of charge. A €25 deposit is requested when the Holter is fitted. After 24 or 48 hours you should return the device to the reception desk at the Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases. You do not need an appointment for this. The car park in front of the main entrance provides 30 minutes of free parking, so you do not need to pay. If you return the device more than 24 hours after it has been fitted, a fixed fee of €25 per day will be charged.