Important Information About The Heart House's Coronavirus Response More Information Telehealth

The Heart House is now offering the Corventive Patient App

For select patients, this free app connects your ER doctor with your Heart House physician to inform you on the next-best step in your treatment during a cardiac emergency.

Learn More


Holter Monitor / Event Monitor / Mobile Continuous Telemetry Monitor

A Holter Monitor is a portable device that acts as a continuous electrocardiogram or EKG. When a patient complains of irregular heartbeat, flutter and more, they are often preliminarily diagnosed using an in-office EKG. While the in-office EKG is very effective at finding persistent irregular heartbeats, if the patient does not experience an episode during the EKG, the physician will have no record of it.

The Holter Monitor surmounts this challenge by monitoring and recording the heart’s activity for up to 48 hours or more depending on the device. Electrodes are attached to the patient’s chest and connected to the monitor, which is carried in a convenient and portable pouch. Using battery power allows the patient to easily carry the monitor around and perform normal activities over the course of monitoring.

Commonly, Holter Monitors are useful in helping diagnose:

  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • A potential problem with a pacemaker or other implanted device
  • Potential problems with medications and how they react with the heart

Wearing Your Holter Monitor

You will be asked to perform your usual activities and keep a log of your symptoms during this time. Anytime you feel dizziness, shortness of breath, your heart skipping a beat or other abnormalities, it is important to note what you were doing and when you were doing it. Your entries will be compared against the results of the EKG.

After a period of time, determined by your cardiologist or electrophysiologist, the Holter Monitor is removed and data is downloaded. Upon analyzing the data, your physician will receive a report about your heart’s activity.

There is no risk, or pain involved with the use of a Holter Monitor other than the possibility of some mild skin irritation where the electrodes are taped to your chest.

If you are experiencing what you believe to be irregular heartbeat, dizziness, fainting or other symptoms, speak to your doctor about employing an ambulatory monitor such as the Holter, to get a better idea of what may be causing the discomfort.

September 9, 2020 The Heart House is Proud to be recognized in SJ Magazine’s 2020 Top Docs

The team at The Heart House is pleased to announce our providers have been recognized by SJ Magazine in their […]

Our Locations

Use the DropDown to the right to choose a location
P: (856) 546-3003

Our Locations

P: 856.795.2227
F: 856.795.7436

Our Locations

Haddon Heights
P: 856.546.3003
F: 856.547.5337

Our Locations

Washington Township
P: 856.582.2000
F: 856.582.2061

Our Locations

P: 856.358.2363
F: 856.358.0725

Our Locations

P: 856.691.8070
F: 856.691.8074

Our Locations

P: 856-546-3003
F: 856.547.5337

Our Locations

P: 856.691.8070
F: 856.691.8074