A Holter monitor is a device used to monitor your heart’s rhythm and activity for a continuous period of time, usually between 24-48 hours. If you have been experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness or palpitations, your GP or one of our Consultants mayay recommend a Holter heart rate monitor to record your heart’s activity whilst you go about your everyday activities and help identify the cause of your condition.

Effective diagnosis to help you on your way to treatment

Wearing the Holter heart monitor allows your Doctor to record your heart’s activity over a longer period than with an ECG test, which means it can also monitor your heart activity during different activities.

Once you have been referred to one of our Cardiac Physiologists, you will be advised on how to record your symptoms and activities whilst you are wearing the monitor. When you return your monitor, your Physiologist will analyse and send a report to your GP or Consultant, to help them assess the cause of your symptoms and devise a plan for treatment.

Prices & payment

We offer a guide price of:

24 hour holter monitor
£260
48 hour holter monitor
£460
72 hour holter monitor
£475
5 to 7 day holter monitor
£590
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You can use your private medical insurance to pay for your care as well You can use your private medical insurance to pay for your care as well

The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

FAQs

What should I expect from wearing a Holter monitor?

The Holter device is roughly the size of a small camera; attached to the device are wires with electrodes that your Physiologist will attach to your skin. You will usually carry the device in your pocket or clipped to your waistband. You can carry on with your usual activities for the next 24-48 hours, although you cannot bathe, shower or swim whilst wearing it.

Will the Holter monitor hurt?

The electrodes will be attached to your skin, but the Holter monitor itself will not cause you any pain.

What happens after Holter heart rate monitoring?

You will return the Holter device to your Physiologist following the period of testing. They will need to analyse the results, as well as your symptoms diary, before your next appointment.

Your Doctor or Consultant will discuss the results with you to determine your next steps for treatment or further testing.

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