Why It Is Done
Ambulatory EKG monitoring is done to:
- Look for and record irregular heartbeats that occur intermittently or during certain activities.
- Find out what is causing chest pain, dizziness, or fainting. These are symptoms of possible heart problems.
- Look for poor blood flow to your heart muscle (ischemia).
- Check to see if treatment for an irregular heartbeat is working.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 9, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology