ECG monitoring or event recorder

At Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, we can offer 24hr heart monitoring (ECG monitoring) service in a clean and safe private hospital environment. Our patients come to us from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford and surrounding areas.

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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New cardiology services

We now offer exercise ECG (Stress test), 24hr blood pressure monitoring, 24hr heart monitoring and echocardiograms to insured and self-pay patients.


Diagnostic services at Spire Hartswood Hospital

At Spire Hartswood Hospital we offer various diagnostic services including blood tests and scans. See our diagnostic services page for more information.

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