Frequently Asked Questions
What is Holter Monitoring?
Holter Monitor is a medical device that is used to monitor the heart’s activity for 24-48 hours. It tracks the heart rhythm. This device is recommended in case the ECG does not provide enough information about the heart condition. Holter monitoring is a process of tracking heart activity with the help of a Holter monitor.
What are the advantages of Holter Monitoring?
- Tracks the heart rhythms
- Diagnose heart problems
What are the indications of Holter Monitoring?
- Heart diseases or disorders
- If the ECG report is not helpful in diagnosing the heart condition
- Chest pain
- Arrhythmia [irregular heartbeats]
What is the cost of Holter Monitoring?
The cost of Holter Monitoring depends on the following factors:
- Type of the hospital
- Doctor fee
- Health condition of the patient
Minimum cost for Holter Monitoring in Bangalore starts from Rs.1,500
Average expenses for Holter Monitoring in Bangalore is approximately Rs.2,500
Maximum amount to be paid for Holter Monitoring in Bangalore rises upto Rs.4,000
What are the risks and complications associated with Holter Monitoring?
Some of the risks of Holter Monitoring are:
- Skin irritation
How long does it take to complete Holter Monitoring?
Holter Monitor will be placed on the chest of the patient for about 24-48 hours and depending on the condition of the patient time for Holter Monitoring can vary.
What is the recovery time?
There is no recovery time as all the daily activities can be performed by wearing this device. The electrodes and wires of the Holter Monitor can be covered under clothes and the recording device can be attached to the belt or the strap. Until the doctor says, the Holter monitor should not be removed from the chest.
What is the success rate of Holter Monitoring?
The success rate of Holter Monitoring may range between 84% to 96%.
Is Holter Monitoring permanent?
Holter Monitoring is not permanent as the device will be removed from the chest after 48 hours.
What are the alternatives for Holter Monitoring?
Some of the alternatives for Holter Monitoring are:
- Cardiac event monitoring
- EKG [Electrocardiogram]
- ZIO patch
- Cardiac stress test
- Electrophysiology [EP] study