A Holter recorder is an extremely refined and sensitive recording device that records your heartbeat. Meddis uses the most modern holter recorders that are slightly larger than a small (match) box. A holter recorder is not watertight and contact with water must therefore be prevented!
A Holter recorder is connected in the hospital. Electrodes (stickers) are stuck on the chest and the recorder is switched on. You will be told when you need to come back to disconnect the holter recorder. Then the recorder is turned off and the electrodes removed. Do not do this yourself (without being asked and without instruction!)
While recording your heart rate, do as much as possible as you normally do (work, exercise, DIY, shopping or DIY, etc.). You should note the details in the diary that you received.
8:00 am: medication taken (1 Paracetamol 500 mgr. + 1 Lasix 10 mgr.)
10:30 am: drank coffee
11:00 am: shopping done
11:15 am: heart palpitations (pressed on the button !!)
If you feel something special, press the blue button on the holter recorder once. You decide when and for what you press the button. This may be, for example, if you feel palpitations, feel dizzy, chest pain (or a pressing feeling), pain in the neck or arms, and so on. The analyst will then see in the registration exactly when you have pressed the blue button and can then view in detail how your heart works at that moment (based on the recorded ECG).
- never cut the wires (between the holter recorder and the stickers)!
- If you have any questions (about the recorder), contact your hospital or Meddis