Holter monitorization is a method for recording the electrocardiogram (ECG) from an ambulatory subject over extended periods of time. Holter monitoring has emerged as the most sensitive and specific means of detecting and evaluating supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. The conventional Holter recording obtains ECG data comparable to leads VI through V5 positions of the standard 12-lead ECG. The electrical signal is recorded onto a reel-to-reel recorder or cassette magnetic tape.
Since the patient keeps a diary of activities, symptoms and time of medication, and the scanner can determine the time of occurrence of any given arrhythmia.