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Event and Holter Monitors 

Event Monitoring
An event monitor is a small heart monitor that is worn for 30 days by a patient to record ECG tracings when symptoms occur. Tracings are easily sent from the home via land line telephone to Sanford Health for interpretation.
 
Holter Monitoring
A holter monitor is a continuous 24 or 48 hour recording of the heart rhythm while a person is doing daily activities.

A physician can order an Event Monitor or Holter Monitor to: 
  • Detect arrhythmias
  • Assess recurrent symptoms, such as dizziness, palpitations, or fainting spells
  • Evaluate medications or pacemakers
  • Help determine whether areas of the heart do not receive enough blood supply
A physician's order is required to make an appointment for an event or holter monitor.