A Holter monitor is a monitor you can wear on your waistband with electrodes that attach to your skin to help doctors monitor your heart beat for 24 to 48 hours.
It allows us to keep a closer eye on what your heart is doing over a longer period than an ECG for example.
Have you been feeling?
- Short of breath?
- Have chest pains or palpitations?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should speak with your doctor today.
Which doctors at SmartClinics Mango Hill offer the service?
All of our doctors can request the test if you’re experiencing symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness, chest pain or shortness of breath. The doctors at Mango Hill will advise you upon consultation.
What is the out of pocket cost?
The Holter Test itself is bulk billed to Medicare with a small $25 treatment room fee.
How long do I have to wear the device and do I take it home with me?
The lovely nurses at Mango Hill will fit the Holter monitor on to your chest and under their instructions you will take the device home and wear it for 24 to 48 hours.
How do I know I need the device and does a doctor need to recommend it?
If you agree to the above symptoms, please speak with your GP and they will advise you. Your doctor will need to refer you for the service.
Do other doctors offer this service?
QML does offer this service but they have long waiting times which can be more than 2 weeks. Mango Hill has implemented this service to ensure our patients have this service available for our patients.
How do you book for this service?
Your GP will need to refer you for this service. Just call and book an appointment with one of the nurses at clinic. Once you have seen your doctor, a referral will be written, and an appointment can be made from there.
Can I get more information about this service?
Yes, we have fliers available in our clinics for you to read while you wait or take home with you.
Also available at our SmartClinics in Mango Hill is an echocardiogram
What is an echocardiogram
An echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to show how your heart muscle and valves are working. The sound waves make moving pictures of your heart so your doctor can get a good look at its size and shape. You might hear them call it “echo” for short.
Why Do I Need an Echocardiogram?
Your doctor may order an echocardiogram to:
- Look for heart disease
- Monitor heart valve disease over time
- See how well medical or surgical treatments are working
The doctors at the Mango Hill clinic will decide which of the above tests is right for you depending on your situation. Book an appointment with our SmartClinics Mango Hill Medical Centre and speak to a doctor today.