Holter/Loop Monitor From Home

A Holter/Loop Monitor is a device that records the electrical activity
of your heart for a specified period of time to detect any abnormal
heart rhythms.

You, or your physician, have opted to have the device sent to your
One of our team will call you to review the program and
ensure we have all of your details.

Why Get a Holter/Loop Monitor?

  • Document when you feel any abnormal heart rhythms (racing or slow heartbeat, extra beats, etc.).
  • Evaluate what changes your heart rhythm goes through while you go about your normal daily activities.

Holter Loop Monitoring - DR400

The monitor is a small, portable device that attaches to a patch and is then placed on your chest. It is lightweight and can be worn in the shower. The monitor will be mailed to you at your home address. Specific instructions on the placement and care of the device will be provided with the device. Instructions will also include the duration you are to wear the monitor based on your physician’s request. Once you have worn it for the specified period of time, you will place it in the prepaid envelope and mail it back to us.

What to Expect Pre, During and Post Test

Can I eat or drink on the day the monitor is placed?

Yes. Eat and drink as you normally would the day of the test. There are no restrictions.

Should I take my medications on the day the monitor is placed?

Take all of your medications at the usual times, as prescribed by your doctor.

Do you have sensitive skin or allergies?

When you get the call letting you know your monitor is being mailed to you, please be sure to let the associate know that you have sensitive skin and they will make sure the appropriate patches are added to your package.

What should I wear to best place the monitor?

Wear comfortable clothing. You will need to remove your shirt in order to properly apply the monitor.

How do I place the monitor?

Please refer to instructions provided with your package or access them here.

Can I eat or drink while I wear the monitor?

Yes. Eat and drink as you normally would. There are no restrictions.

How will I feel during the test?

You should feel no discomfort during the time that you wear the monitor. If the patch becomes loose due to sweating or comes off at any time you should replace it with an extra patch that will have been provided. Please see these instructions.

Should I take my medications while I wear the monitor?

Take all of your medications at the usual times, as prescribed by your doctor.

What if I am having an allergic reaction while wearing the monitor?

The patch and electrodes are hypoallergenic and latex-free and reactions are rare. If you do experience sensitivity or a rash, you should remove the patch/electrodes immediately and call the office. You will be asked to return the device and we will analyse the data that was recorded to see if we have enough information to provide a report. The test may need to be repeated.

How and when do I return the monitor?

The monitor can be returned using one of the pre-paid envelopes you will have received or can be dropped to one of our locations listed below during normal hours of operation. There are drop boxes located outside all three of our offices.

Please be sure to include the red wire and any unused supplies. The faster we get the device back, the sooner your doctor will get the results.

​​I am unable to return my monitor. What should I do?

We are here to help. If you are unable to return the monitor to us for any reason, please give us a call so we can assist you and find a solution.

Failure to return the monitor will result in you being responsible for its replacement value.

How do I get the results of my test?

After a cardiologist has reviewed your test, the results will be sent to the referring physician and your family doctor. If a consult has been requested, you will also have an appointment to speak to a cardiologist who will discuss the results of the exam with you.

I have had a reaction to the patch?

We recommend you use polysporin and contact your physician to seek advice on the best way to reduce redness and any discomfort..