For comprehensive cardiac testing and preventive screening, choose Corrielus Cardiology. We are committed to offering top quality heart monitoring in Philadelphia so that patients can get the most accurate evaluation of their heart health regardless of whether they are experiencing severe symptoms, no symptoms or infrequent heart-related symptoms. Holter monitoring is ideal for patients whose in-office electrocardiogram (EKG) was inconclusive or did not provide enough information.
Holter monitors are used to diagnose the presence of heart arrhythmias, including a heartbeat that is too fast or too slow. This is a small portable device that the patient can comfortably wear throughout their typical, everyday activities. Every heart beat is recorded for the entire time the monitor is worn, which can be as little as 24 hours or as much as 7 days. The ability to assess your heart function while performing your normal routine can be an invaluable tool in detecting early heart disease and protecting your overall health. Dr. Corrielus uses the results of Holter monitoring combined with your specific risk factors for heart disease in order to recommend the best cardiac care plan. We help patients recognize that lifestyle habits pertaining to diet, exercise and stress can make a dramatic impact on their heart health and overall wellbeing.
Heart rhythm testing can be used as a diagnostic tool to determine a cause for your chest pain, dizziness or other heart-related symptoms. However, it can also be used as a proactive measure when a patient has a current heart condition that is likely to produce abnormal heart rhythms. In either case, Dr. Corrielus will carefully explain why Holter monitoring is recommended for you and what you can expect during the testing period. Your results will be discussed with you in detail, as we always want our patients to be well-informed and take an active role in their cardiovascular care. Measuring the speed and rhythm of your heartbeat over a longer time period can unmask a number of heart conditions that we can treat here at Corrielus Cardiology.
To learn if you are a candidate for heart rhythm testing using a Holter monitor, please contact Corrielus Cardiology in Philadelphia today.