This test records your hearts electrical activity for 24 hours.
What to Expect
You will need to come to the hospital on two days. The first day the appointment takes about 20 minutes. At this time a technician will place electrodes on your chest with wires attached to a small box (about the size of a casette tape). You will need to wear the recorder for 24 hours. The technician will provide you with a diary to fill out the activities which you participated in while wearing the monitor. You will not be able to bathe or shower while wearing the monitor. The next day you will need to return to have the monitor removed and diary collected.
What to Do
Your daily routine, except no showers or baths. Please wear a shirt that can be removed easily.
After shceduling your appointment you may pre-register by phone 2 days prior to the test by calling 847.492.6900. If you have not been pre-registered over the phone you should arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment and report to the Registration Department. You will be asked to provide billing and insurance information at that time.
For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact us at any one of our locations and our staff will be happy to assist you.