An examination for identifying and documenting heart rate disorders. The patient is connected to a portable device, which continuously records the electrical activity of the heart for a 24-hour period.
After the examination is completed the result is analyzed in order to identify and diagnose the rhythm disorder.
Among the advantages of this test the fact must be mentioned that the examination is made during 24 hours and does not depend on the feelings and reactions of the person tested, whereby rhythm disorders that are difficult to identify can be evaluated, including such that the patient is not aware of their existence or such occurring during sleep or appearing for a very short time and therefore difficult to distinguish.
Among the disadvantages is the fact that an episode that did not occur during the particular 24-hour period of measurement cannot be documented.