14-day ECG Monitor

The 14-day ECG monitor is used to detect abnormal heart beats that may occur infrequently. Like the Holter monitor, it records how your heart is working over a two-week period. You wear this portable monitor during your normal daily activities, including during exercise, sleeping and bathing.

The results of this test can also be used to help your doctor determine how well your heart medicines are working.

What to Expect During the Test

The 14-day ECG monitor is a small patch, about 2 inches x 5 inches in size. The patch adheres to the surface of your chest, much like the electrode pads used in a traditional EKG. There are no wires to worry about and you can continue all your normal daily activities while wearing this monitor.

You will not be able to shower or bathe for the first 24 hours after the monitor is applied to your skin.

After the Test

Should you experience chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, nausea, pain in your jaw or back or dizziness, please call your doctor and 9-1-1.

Preparing for Your Test

  • Transportation: No special preparations are required for this test.
  • Food and Drink: No special preparations are required for this test.
  • Medications: No special preparations are required for this test.
  • Clothing: Wear loose clothing (shirt or blouse) to your appointment when monitor is placed and while you wear the device.
  • Check-in Time: Please arrive on time for your appointment.

Appointment and Pre-Registration Required

Call the Queen's Pre-Registration Department at 808-691-4770 three days before your scheduled test to update your registration. Please have your medical insurance cards ready for verification.