ECG monitoring or event recorder

At Spire Manchester Hospital you will be seen by experienced healthcare professionals, committed to providing high levels of care to all our patients. We are proud of our commitment to patient care and in our 2014 patient satisfaction survey 100% of patients felt our staff really went out of their way to make a difference.

Spire Manchester Hospital offers a wide range of investigations including ECGs. If you would like a private ECG, please speak to your GP or consultant to ask for a referral for Spire Manchester Hospital.

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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