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An electrocardiogram test (Private ECG) is one of the most commonly used tests for the heart. It uses of electrodes (small stickers) fixed to the surface of the skin that can measure the tiny electrical impulses given out by the heart during its normal pumping operation. An ECG can monitor the regularity of heartbeats and diagnose some of the more common problems or diseases associated with the heart.
A 24 hour heart monitor (also called a Holter monitor) is an advancement in ECG technology which makes it possible to monitor the heart rate of a patient continuously over a period of time. It is a small portable device that records the patient’s heart rate & rhythm on to a memory card contained in the device, via electrodes attached to the skin. The number of electrodes can vary depending on the situation of the patient.