This is a non-invasive method where blood pressure is monitored over 24-hour period (sometimes even longer). It monitors blood pressure oscillation during normal every day activities. The method is non-invasive, harmless and carries no risk.
It records the average blood pressure over 24 hours as well as day, night and morning values in order to diagnose disease, determine the effect of therapy, assess the risk of complication.
The holter device measures arterial pressure analysing pulse waves and estimates the elasticity of arterial walls (age, rigidity, the degree of arteriosclerosis). Independent from your psyche, conscious or sub-conscious influence, it records the exact values of blood pressure (physiological oscillations) during the day and night and all that for the purpose of early detection of hypertension, deciding on therapy, dosage and time, and assessment of the therapy’s effectivness.
This method is used on patients with great blood pressure fluctuation, borderline hypertension, white coat hypertension, possible hypertension during sleep or episodes of low blood pressure.
To schedule an appointment contact the Marketing Department (+381 18 502 211, email@example.com). If the patient is already in the institute for treatment and rehabilitation, he/her will have a test scheduled by one of the medical staff.
Bring the following items for the appointment:
- A valid identification(passport, ID);
- Previous medical documentation
- The medications the patient takes as his/hers current therapy and the documentation
- Form INO-1 (foreign citizens who reside temporaryly in Serbia)
The diagnostic method is charged according to the valid price list of the Institute.
Make sure to check for 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment.
Before coming to the appointment, please pay attention to:
- Take medications regularly on the day of the test and the day after unless instructed otherwise by a cardiologist.
- Be sure to bathe before the test.
- Wear clothes with short sleeves.
After putting on a holter device the patient should proceed normally with daily activities and take medications regularly unless instructed not to. Postpone other diagnostic tests (ultrasound, X-ray) and other examinations. Taking a shower is not allowed.
The patient signs a statement that he/she will return the device complete and in full working order the day after.
The findings are issued two days after the end of the test.
Information: +381 18 502260 ( diagnostics front desk).