ECG monitoring or event recorder

The Berkshire Heart Clinic, in Reading, Berkshire, is made up of a group of highly trained cardiologists practicing out of Dunedin Hospital in Reading.

We offer a consultant led rapid access clinic, ensuring that patients can have all the appropriate assessments and be seen in the quickest possible time – typically within 24 hours.

ECG monitoring is similar to a normal electrocardiogram (ECG) except the electrodes are connected to a small recording device, sometimes called a holter monitor, which you will wear on a belt. It measures the heart's electrical activity and rhythm to track changes over a period of time.

What's involved in ECG monitoring?

Several electrodes will be gently stuck onto the skin on your chest. Wires from these will be connected to the holter monitor or recording device which you will wear around your waist. The recorder will either record continuously over a period (such as 24 or 48 hours), or you will be asked to turn it on when certain symptoms are felt.

You will be required to return to the hospital after the period of recording is complete. Your doctor will review the readings of the ECG recorder, which appear as a series of waves.

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Berkshire Heart Clinic

To make an appointment or enquiry about ECG monitoring at Dunedin Hospital Reading, then please contact one of our Cardiologists secretaries on the numbers below;

  • Dr Andrew Elkington - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Charlie McKenna - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr William Orr - 0118 955 3433
  • Dr Nicos Spyrou - 0845 094 1999
  • Dr Jon Swinburn - 0845 094 1824

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