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Holter monitor, complete package: 48 hour test

Holter monitor, complete package: 48 hour test

  • Accurate remote ECG monitoring using a device sent to your home
  • The device tracks EKG/EGG, skin temperature and activity in real time
  • Data is sent to health professionals for analysis
  • Receive your report and diagnosis within days

What is Holter monitoring?

A Holter monitor is a small electrocardiogram (ECG) device that measures the activity of your heart continuously over a set period of time and can pick up the rate and rhythm of the heart. It can detect if there are any irregularities with the heartbeat and feeds this data back to health professionals, who can use it to diagnose potential heart conditions, such as atrial fibrillation. 

The main benefit of Holter monitoring at home with a wireless device from Vitapulse Health, when compared to regular ECGs taken in hospital or by ambulance staff, is that it provides readings over a sustained period of time as you go about your normal daily activities. This means that it’s more likely to pick up any issues that might display intermittently or only when you carry out certain parts of your normal routine and lifestyle, without you needing to stay in hospital for the duration of the tests. Holter monitoring with Vitapulse Health means that you don’t have to join a waiting list for the test, so can be checked out and receive your results within days of your order.


What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly, which means that it isn’t pushing blood around the body as efficiently as it should. Sometimes the AF is only temporary, lasting just a few days. However, for other people, AF can be persistent over a long period of time or permanent. 

AF can be a sign of problems with the heart function that can cause death, strokes, heart failure and vascular dementia if the AF is not treated effectively. 

AF is known to contribute to around 20% of strokes and in the UK, someone suffers from an AF-related stroke every 18 minutes. Effective diagnosis and treatment of AF could help prevent around 150,000 people from suffering heart attacks, dementia and strokes.


Symptoms of AF

Symptoms of atrial fibrillation can include:

  • Tiredness
  • Intermittent chest pains
  • Feeling dizzy or faint
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations (where you’re aware of your heartbeat)

Some people with AF don’t experience any symptoms at all, and some may only experience mild symptoms.

There are various treatments for AF, depending on the specific circumstances involved. The sooner that the right treatment can be commenced, the higher the chances of successful outcomes and the prevention of more serious health conditions from developing.


How does Vitapulse Health Holter Monitoring service diagnose Atrial Fibrillation?

Vitapulse Health’s small ECG wireless device and the supporting technology is delivered to you at home, fully backed up with full specialist telephone training to ensure that it is set up and monitoring the heart correctly. This includes:

  • An ECG wireless device that needs no skin preparation before being worn
  • A locked iPhone with the monitoring software installed

The comfortable-to-wear device measures heart and respiratory rate via live trace of a 3-lead continuous EKG/ECG, skin temperature and activity tracking, enabling our healthcare professionals to monitor you in real time for an initial 48-hour window. This can be extended to the required duration where necessary. 

The data gathered by the device and phone app, which are fully compliant with data security regulations, is then analysed by a cardiologist, who will prepare a report that will be sent to you within days. This will include a diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Getting your test and results quickly can help ensure that any treatment required can be accessed sooner.

 

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