Holter Monitor

What is a Holter Monitor?bulk billed holter monitor testing at access cardiology

A Holter Monitor is a device which records the electrical activity (ECG) of your heart, usually over a 24-hour period. The device itself is a small machine that you wear on your waistband and connects to electrodes placed on your chest. Doctors perform a Holter Monitor when a traditional ECG doesn’t provide enough information about your heart’s condition.

Access Cardiology offers bulk billed Holter Monitor testing at all locations with a valid referral and Medicare eligibility. Request an appointment.

Why has my doctor referred me for a Holter Monitor?

Your doctor may recommend a Holter Monitor to investigate symptoms such as:

  • Fainting with no known cause
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat

Additionally, other reasons may include:

  • You have a heart condition that increases the risk of irregular heartbeats.
  • You may have undergone an ECG that revealed a problem with your heart rhythm that requires further investigation.
  • It has been determined that you require longer monitoring than a standard ECG to detect a possible irregularity.
What is involved in a Holter Monitor test?
  • Connection of the device take approximately 20 minutes.
  • If you experience any symptoms, you should press the event button on the machine, and make note of the symptoms in the diary which provided.
What happens after having a Holter Monitor?
  • Our Specialist Cardiologists will report on the results and images.
  • If you are not currently under the care of a cardiologist, we will write to your referring doctor to advise of the results.
  • If necessary, we will arrange an appointment with a cardiologist.
  • Our specialists will work with you to develop an appropriate care plan for future management.

Access Cardiology accepts ALL referrals, request your bulk billed Holter Monitor now.

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