Holter Monitor Fitting
Clinipath Pathology has partnered with PCI to offer Holter Monitor fitting services.
A Holter monitor is a small wearable device that records the electrical rhythms of your heart over 24-48 hours, as you carry on with everyday activities.
Having a monitor fitted is straightforward. Follow our guide below to know what to expect.
1. Your Referral
If your doctor has referred you to have your heart rhythm monitored, they will give you a request form to bring to us.
2. Booking your Fitting
Next, book an appointment to have a monitor fitted. Please call 9371 4546. Booking available Mon-Thur 2pm-3.30pm
3. Preparing for fitting
- Please have a shower prior to attending, as you won’t be able to have one whilst wearing the unit.
- Do not use talc, lotions, fragrances or moisturisers prior to the fitting.
- Bring your Medicare card and your doctor referral form.
4. Your Fitting
- Bring your Medicare card and complete the Bulk Bill form.
- Allow 20 minutes for the fitting.
- Staff will explain what the device does, show you the diary, and go through do’s and don’ts wearing the monitor.
5. Returning the Monitor
- Return at the appointed OFF time, written on your diary.
- You can remove the monitor at home, before attending the centre. Place the unit and diary in the return box at reception.
- You can request staff remove the monitor for you, but wait times may occur.
6. Your Results
- Monitor data is sent to Perth Cardiovascular Institute for report preparation.
- They will provide the report to your referring doctor.
- Please contact your doctor to determine when your results are ready.
Monitor wearing Do's
Do your normal activities such as gardening, walking, cycling, running/gym.
Continue using electronic devices as normal – mobile, PC, etc.
Continue normal medication use.
Continue usual eating and drinking habits.
Do activities that provoke your symptoms - unless listed in the don’ts section.
Put the monitor under your pillow or to the side at night.
Press the event keys (green or yellow buttons) if you experience a symptom.
Continue using a CPAP or sleep aid device if you have one.
Complete the patient diary.
Monitor wearing Don'ts
Don’t submerge the unit in water. No showers, swimming or bathing with it on.
Don’t use an electric blanket. They interfere with the information collected.
Don’t tug on the wires. This may easily occur if you are fidgeting or restless.
Don’t play contact sports or activities where the monitor or leads could get damaged.
Don’t perform any welding. Welding sends a strong current through your body which could damage the unit.
Don’t have a MRI scan. The device will be damaged by the strong magnets.