24- Hour holter monitoring may be suggested to better define an arrhythmia, or determine how well controlled your pet’s rhythm is controlled on medications. Similar to an ECG, the holter records 24 hrs of your pet’s heart rhythm. This enables the cardiologist to look in closer detail at your pet’s high, low, and average heart rate; along with the frequency of arrhythmias, type(s) of beats, and how long that irregular rhythm is sustained.
Your pet will wear a comfortable vest with a pouch for the monitor. You will need to keep a diary of your pets activity while wearing the monitor. You can remove the monitor approximately 24 hours later and return it to the office. The tape or SD card is scanned and a cardiology report of the findings along with treatment recommendations will be sent to your primary care vet.