Test / Diagnostic Procedure: Continuous Ambulatory ECG Monitoring

Continuous Ambulatory Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is used to help diagnose intermittent and infrequent cardiac arrhythmias Please contact us for pricing

To book offline, call our Heart Health centre directly on: 020 3653 2005

Enquiries: bookings.hearthealth@onewelbeck.com

What is Continuous Ambulatory ECG?

Continuous Ambulatory Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is used to help diagnose intermittent and infrequent cardiac arrhythmias over a long period of time.

It can be used for 24 hours, 48 hours or up to 1 week. It records your heart rhythm over longer periods of time to greatly increase the odds of capturing and recording this intermittent, but significant, arrhythmia.


Reasons for having a Continuous Ambulatory ECG

An ambulatory ECG is most commonly used when a person has symptoms that could be explained by an irregular heartbeat.

These symptoms often include the following:

  • Syncope (fainting)
  • Near syncope
  • Sudden light headedness
  • Recurrent palpitations

Ambulatory ECG monitoring is routinely used to:

  • Assess how effective a previous ablation procedure has been.
  • Screen for potentially dangerous arrhythmias in people with conditions known to produce such arrhythmias.
  • Look for signs of asymptomatic heart when there are signs that the heart intermittently is starved of oxygen in those with known coronary artery disease.
  • Look for episodes of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation in those who have previously suffered a stroke with unknown causes.

Results of an Ambulatory ECG

The ECG monitor records all of your heart beats over a specific period of time. It takes a little while to go through all the data collected to establish if the rhythm of your heart is normal or not.

Once your Cardiologist has been through your results, they will be explained to you and will make you aware of any next steps if needed.


OneWelbeck app

OneWelbeck patients will be offered the use of the MyRecovery smartphone app. This doctor-designed app acts as a mobile patient companion to guide you through the steps to prepare for the continuous ambulatory ECG and prevent and delays to your care.

The app will use two methods to provide you with a seamless continuous ambulatory ECG experience by offering you the right information at the right time through:

  • Video messages from your consultant and clinical team
  • Pre-procedure checklists that are visible to you and your clinical team

Test / diagnostic pricing

Please contact the centre to discuss pricing.


Overview

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Health Insurance

This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.

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Doctor Referral Only

You will generally need to get a referral letter from your NHS GP, Private GP, or other doctor to access this service or treatment. Find out more including how we can assist you

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Self-Pay Available

This treatment is available for self-paying users. If you would like to see more information on pricing visit our pricing and payments page.

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Fixed Price Package

For peace of mind, this service or treatment is available for an all-inclusive fixed price package.

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Same Day Availability

We usually have same-day appointments available for this service. Please call us to book.

Continuous Ambulatory ECG Specialists

The consultants at OneWelbeck Heart Health have been assembled based on their hard-earned international reputations and expertise. Together, they cover the major London teaching hospitals and leading cardiac services, making up the largest independent cardiology group in the UK.