Holter monitoring

Holter monitoring, or Holters (ECG), is a diagnostic procedure where a patient’s electrocardiogram is continuously recorded for 24 hours. The procedure is similar to electrocardiography, with the only difference being that sensors attached to the patient’s body are connected not to a stationary but to a miniature portable electrocardiograph. At the same time, the main indicators of heart function can be assessed during the patient’s daily activities. Afterward, the Holter data (ECG) is transferred to a computer for interpretation by a cardiologist. Holter monitoring is used in cases where it is necessary to identify pathologies that may occur, for example, during periods of stress or while taking medication.

In our clinic, Holter monitoring is offered by cardiologists Jeļena Šafro and Gaļina Blūmentāle. You can quickly schedule a visit with them by filling out the application form below, clicking on the “Piearsta.lv” button (authorization through the www.piearsta.lv portal), or by calling us at +371 255 89 505. Various health insurance policies are also accepted for payment.

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Useful Information

We have compiled frequently asked questions about Holter monitoring, and we hope that this information will be helpful to you. It will help you understand the course of this procedure and better prepare for the upcoming examination.

When is Holter monitoring necessary?

Holter monitoring is used in cases where electrocardiography is not sufficiently informative. Sometimes heart problems are not constant but occur irregularly under certain conditions. Daily monitoring is also required for the selection of medication therapy for patients with cardiovascular pathologies to monitor the patient’s health during treatment.

When should Holter monitoring not be performed?

Holter monitoring is a painless and safe procedure, similar to electrocardiography. However, considering the duration of the procedure, the specifics of the equipment used, and the diagnostic method’s objectives, it is not necessary to perform the procedure in case of acute skin inflammatory processes. Additionally, during daily monitoring, any water procedures (except those where water does not touch the equipment), active sports, massage, physiotherapy, X-rays, and tomography should be excluded. Moreover, during the examination (Holter ECG), the mobile phone should not be in the pocket, and approaching devices with high radiation is prohibited.

How long does Holter monitoring take?

This diagnostic procedure can last up to 3 days, but most often it is one day of monitoring. The results are interpreted by the cardiologist after the end of the electrocardiogram recording.

What to bring to the procedure?

In addition to an identity document, it is good to have the results of previous diagnostic examinations (electrocardiograms) with you so that the doctor can get a more complete and accurate picture of your heart condition dynamically.

How much does Holter monitoring cost?

Holter monitoring costs €50.00

Do you have more questions?

Please call us at +371 255 89 505, and we will explain further!