However, comparing ability to chat with ability to tell interesting and meaningful stories is senseless: these things are quite far apart.

What is Holter Monitoring?

A Holter monitor is a machine that continuously records the heart rate and heart's rhythms. The monitor is usually worn for 24 hours during normal activity.

General Instruction

The only requirement is that the patient wear loose-fitting clothes. Buttons down the front of a shirt or blouse is preferable. This makes it convenient to apply the ECG electrodes, and also to comfortably carry the monitor in a relatively discreet manner.


  • The electrodes (circular white patches) are applied to various points of the chest
  • Thin wires are then used to connect the electrodes to a small recorder
  • The tape recorder is slung over the shoulder and neck
  • The recorder is worn for 24 hours and you are encouraged to continue your daily activities