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24 hour ambulatory heart monitoring

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) involves recording of your blood pressure as you move around and living your normal daily life.

It is usually performed to record the heart rhythm which may or may not be associated with symptoms of palpitations, dizziness, lightheadedness or blackouts.

24-48 hour Holter devices used to record the heart's electrical activity while you are mobile.

These monitors are small enough to be worn comfortably on the body, and can usually be carried in a pocket or special monitor holder worn around your waist or over your shoulder. The monitors feature sensors that are placed on your chest with adhesive patches so the devices can pick up electrical signals from your heart.

Sometimes, it may be necessary to slightly shave the chest in order to apply the electrodes.