Accurate Holter Monitoring & Effective Skin Prep

Johns Hopkins Medicine provides a good overview of Holter Moniroeing:

“The Holter monitor is a type of electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) used to monitor the ECG tracing continuously for a period of 24 hours or longer. A standard or “resting” ECG is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches) are placed at certain locations on the chest and abdomen. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine by lead wires, the electrical activity of the heart is measured, interpreted, and printed out for the doctor’s information and further interpretation.”

When conducting Holter Monitoring, it is important to prep the patient’s skin and then apply the proper electrodes. Not all electrodes are created equal. Electrodes that ensure excellent tracing and reliable adhesion during prolonged ECG recording procedures should be used. One such electrode is the SKINTACT #T-VO01 ECG Holter Electrode.


The off set design on the SKINTACT #T-VO01 ECG Holter Electrode reduces motion artifacts to a minimum. Microporous tape backing leaves no residue on skin or clothing. Lift tab on the side. In contrast to ECG electrodes with lift tab on the top, sweat cannot gather under the tab and get underneath SKINTACT T-VO01’s adhesive area. The lift tab on the side thus maintains the electrode’s secure adhesion.

SKINTACT T-VO01 is the ideal Holter ECG electrode. It can be used up to 72 hours. Patient comfort is guaranteed even over longer periods due to the thin and breathable microporous tape backing.

Although the adhesion and backing on this electrode goes a long way toward providing accurate readings, it will be all for naught if the electrode is placed directly on a hairy chest

without prepping the skin.

We offer some great skin prep products such as PrepTrode – Gentle Conductive Electrode Skin Preparation Spray.


  • Easy to use, eliminates painful scraping, harsh acetone, alcohol and abrasive skin preparations.
  • Improves conductivity.
  • Obtain a clearer, artifact-free signal with stable baseline.
  • For Stress, Holter, ECG and EEG.




Cardio Prep Sandpaper Skin Abrader w/ Adhesive Backing – CA2121

  • Improves trace quality.
  • Easy to use.
  • Perfect prep for diagnostic monitoring.
  • Cost effective.
  • Equivalent to GE P/N: 4828-005.
  • Used to prep the patient before placing electrodes onto the skin.


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