Many people experience irregular heartbeats, also called arrhythmias, from time to time. The importance of these occurrences depends upon several factors, such as frequency, patterns, duration, and symptoms produced. While you may experience symptoms at home, an arrhythmia might not occur during your office visit, so your physician will equip you with a Holter Monitor.
A Holter Monitor is a small device worn by you that records the electrical signals transmitted by your heart over a 24 hour period. During that time, you will also keep a brief diary so your physician can examine your activities and symptoms in relation to your heart rhythms.