A holter monitor is a recording device that records your heart rate and rhythm over a specific period of time (usually 24-48 hours as determined by your physician). This monitor is a battery powered device that involves attaching five EKG electrodes and wires to your chest. The monitor has a strap to secure the equipment in place which can be worn over your shoulder or around your waist. Wearing a holter monitor is painless and does not limit your usual routine or activities in any way.
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