This is a method where the electrical activity of the heart is continuously monitored (over 24 hours, sometimes even longer). This method records heart rhythm disorders or electrical impulse conductivity disorders, which cannot be identified by a shorter ECG test. The test itself is harmless.
The patient wears a holder device for 24 hours. The patient should act normally and not refrain from his/her normal activities. After 24 hours the holter is removed and the data are read.
To schedule an appointment contact the Marketing Department (+381 18 502 211, firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 this 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 and remove the hair from the front of the chest.
Information: +381 18 502260 ( diagnostics front desk).
After putting on a holter device the patient should proceed normally with daily activities and take medications regularly unless instructed not to. A light walk is recommended without sudden movements. Also,the patient should sleep on the back. Do not touch the electrodes and do not wet them (avoid taking a shower or a bath). Postpone other diagnostic tests (ultrasound, X-ray) and other examinations.
Mobile phones, computers, and TV are 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 from 11:00 to 14:30 at the front desk of the diagnostics department.