One of the benefits of a myPatch Holter device is that you are free to work, exercise, shower or do any other regular daily activities. In fact, many patients forget that they are wearing a myPatch Holter. We recommend wearing comfortable, loose clothing throughout the duration of the test, in case you need to tap the device to record an event.
myPatch is lightweight and comfortable with no side effects for most patients. Some slight skin irritation may occur while wearing the myPatch Holter monitor, which is completely normal. If a significant rash occurs, it is best to remove the device and contact your health professional immediately, as it is possible that you are allergic to the adhesives.
One of the myPatch Holter’s features is that it allows you to indicate if you experience any mild symptoms, such as dizziness. You simply doubletap the device firmly and quickly. A blue light will come on to show the event has been marked on your test. Your health professional may also provide you with a symptom diary, so you can write down your symptoms and activity leave during the event. If you experience any severe symptoms while wearing the myPatch Holter monitor, then follow the medical advice of your health professional and seek help immediately.
If you have any issues or concerns with the device during your test, contact your health professional. A red light on the device can indicate there is a fault, while if there is a yellow light then the device may have a low battery. If there are any issues with your device, then contact your health professional.
If this happens please contact the clinic administering the test. Please tell them how many days into the test the patch peeled off and they will advise you of the next steps you need to take.
Mild irritation may occur during your myPatch test. If mild irritation does occur and you still able to wear myPatch comfortably, then please continue to do so. If symptoms persist then please contact your healthcare professional from the clinic administering the test for advice.
Contact the Arrhythmia Alliance or its sister charities if you would like more information, support and education on all arrhythmias including syncope and atrial fibrillation.