At Home ECG Monitoring
An ambulatory ECG monitor assesses the heart rhythm over a period of 24 hours, 48 hours, or 7 days. The test allows you or your doctor to gather information about your heart rhythm without affecting your daily routine. If your doctor suspects you have an irregular cardiac rhythm, this may be the recommended test. Symptoms may include dizzy episodes, intermittent palpitations, or blackouts.
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What is Ambulatory ECG Testing?
An ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) is a method of assessing your heart's electrical activity and rhythm over time (24 hours to 7 days). The test allows your doctor to gather information about your heart rhythm, whilst you continue with your daily activities.
This test may be recommended if you experience:
- Intermittent palpitations
- Irregular heartbeat
- A suspected heart valve problem
- Fluttering in the chest
- Shortness of breath
Get to the heart of the matter
Ambulatory ECG Testing can be used as a general health check and can help your doctor establish if you have an abnormal heart rhythm. As the monitor records over a 24hours + period, we’re able to capture infrequent heart rhythms whilst you undertake your normal day-to-day activities such as relaxing, exercising, or sleeping.
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ECG Monitoring is similar to a standard Electrocardiogram (ECG), which analyses the rhythm and electrical activity of your heart, but our single electrode is connected to a compact portable device rather than hospital equipment. It is useful for detecting symptoms such as palpitations or chest pain that are not constant. It is frequently used to test for arrhythmia.
Whilst ECG Monitoring is a painless and completely safe test, we recognise that being told you need to get your heart examined might cause anxiety and concern. Our knowledgeable and passionate medical team will be with you every step of your journey.
How does it work?
Our innovative monitoring patch removes the need for a face-to-face appointment and can be fitted from the comfort of your own home.
- Request your monitor using this online form.
- Once your referral has been triaged, you will be contacted by one of our friendly patient care advisors to confirm our service recommendation.
- Your monitor will be sent by special delivery and will be delivered within 24-48 hours.
- Once you have received your patch, simply fit the device by following the fitting instructions. For help during your test, please contact our support team on 0330 822 3499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once the recording has been completed, the monitor automatically powers off and a courier is organised to collect the device at your convenience.
- After your recording has been analysed, you will receive a report from a Consultant Cardiologist sent by encrypted secure email.
We aim to deliver the results within 3 working days of the monitor being returned to us.
Ambulatory ECG Monitoring Prices
SPECIAL OFFER - £50 discount on Ambulatory ECG when booked alongside an Echocardiogram scan.
Your symptoms and the suspected heart problem will determine the type of ECG required.
SPECIAL OFFER - £50 discount
When booked alongside an Echocardiogram scan
Our comprehensive package is used to assess both the structural and electrical aspects of the heart. This allows a joined-up approach to diagnostics preventing unnecessary delays between results and additional referrals. This combined package provides both an Echocardiogram and an ambulatory ECG monitor. Complete our self-referral form here.
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Why would you need Ambulatory ECG Monitoring?
Ambulatory ECG Monitoring may be recommended to simply check the heart’s electrical activity. It may also be used to diagnose some of the below:
To identify the cause of chest pain or pressure produced by a heart attack, angina or pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart).
Coronary heart disease
To detect heart disease if a patient shows symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and heart palpitations.
To check for arrythmias associated with abnormalities of the heart muscle.
To monitor heart health when risk factors are present such as diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of heart disease.
If you have any questions then please do contact our friendly and knowledgeable Patient Care team on 0333 242 6887 or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below to answer any concerns you may have about having an ECG with Vista Health.
Frequently asked questions
How do I request a heart monitor?
Is At Home ECG Monitoring safe?
Yes – The diagnostic test is completely safe and poses no clinical risk.
Is there anything I should avoid doing while wearing an ECG Holter monitor?
Open water swimming and bathing are not permitted whilst the device is fitted. Showing is permitted following the device is not purposefully target by a water jet. Laying for a long period on your front may be uncomfortable, so may not be suitable if you sleep face-down.
I see a red or yellow light on the device – What should I do?
If you see a red light on the device, you may have accidentally turned the device off. If this occurs, simply turn the device back on, so you can complete your test. To do this, hold the power button for one second until a green flashing light begins. After 30 seconds, it will stop, and your test has resumed. If the device doesn’t power ON for some reason, please contact us directly using the number on your instructions guide. If there is a yellow light, then the device may have a low battery. Please contact us immediately via 0333 200 2064 or email@example.com.
What should I do if the report indicates that something is wrong with my heart?
A copy of your report will automatically be provided to your general practitioner using the details provided in your referral. Your general practitioner will be able to provide clinical advice and arrange an onward referral if required.
Interested in an Ambulatory ECG Home Monitor?
Please contact us via the form below, or alternatively call us and speak directly to one of our experienced staff. We are here to help.
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