An ECG monitor is a medical device that is used to record the heartbeat over an extended period of time. It involves placing electrodes on the skin to detect the heart’s electrical impulses.
The ECG monitor can be used to record from anywhere between 24 hours to a period of 7 days. After recording, the results are evaluated by cardiologists who check for anything unusual or concerning. This test is often performed following the results from a standard ECG.
The device is applied by the cardiologist, and then kept on throughout your normal daily activities. It is small, entirely painless, and subtle enough to be relatively un-noticeable and unobtrusive.