Holter Monitor


This portable monitor enables an EKG to be recorded for 24 hours. It is worn by your child at home or school and during sleep.

The purpose of the monitor is to determine the heart’s rate and rhythm during normal activities. To attach the monitor, several small stick-on patches are placed on the chest.


The recording device, approximately the size of a small radio, is worn on a belt or shoulder strap. You also will be given a diary. While your child is wearing the monitor, it is important for you to record any symptoms, change of activity or other unusual events in the diary.


This information, along with the EKG pattern, will be studied by the cardiologist to determine how the heart functions during your child’s daily routine.

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