Arrhythmia Monitoring

Upstate Cardiology offers a variety of heart monitoring services which are tailored to your individual needs. Some patients only require a 24-hour monitoring period while others may need to be monitored for a longer period of time, sometimes up to thirty days. In the event that your primary care physician would like to order outpatient monitoring services for you, we can perform those services and send the results back to your physician.

  • Holter monitor - A Holter monitor is a small device that records every heart beat for a 24-hour period. The Holter monitor will be applied in the office with a few electrode patches on your chest. This is worn for 24 hours then the monitor will be disconnected. You may remove the patches and return the monitor to the office the following day, or if you prefer, you may return to the office and have a staff member remove it.
  • Cardiac Event monitor - This monitor is attached to your chest with a few electrodes. If you experience symptoms, you may push a button which will record your heart rhythm and heart rate. This monitor may be worn for up to thirty days.
  • Mobile Cardiac Telemetry - This monitor continually monitors your heartbeat and provides feedback for your physician. Some abnormal heart rhythms will automatically be sent to your physician for immediate review. If you experience symptoms, you may also push a button to record your heart rate and rhythm during that time. At the end of the monitoring period a summary will be sent to your physician.

These results will be discussed with you during your follow up appointment if your monitor was ordered by an Upstate Cardiology physician. If your monitor was ordered by a provider who is not an Upstate Cardiology physician, you will receive your results from the provider who ordered your monitor.