Cost of Holter Monitor Test – Philippines

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The cost of 24 hour Holter cardiac monitoring in Iloilo Philippines is P2,775 or about $65 (US), including the cardiologist’s interpretation,  at Iloilo Diagnostic and Ultrasound Center. Holter monitoring is more or less an ambulatory electrocardiogram.  The purpose is to catch possible cardiac events over a longer period of time than is possible during an office visit. This is an example of the affordability of care in the Philippines.  In the U.S. Holter monitoring would cost $500 to $1,000.  Of course, in the U.S. I would be covered by Medicare medical insurance but still the out-of-pocket cost would likely still be higher in the U.S.  While the monitor was a bit bigger and bulkier than the latest ones, the monitor worked flawlessly,  the staff seemed competent and the computerized interpretation and report thorough.

Holter monitoring gear. (Not me!)

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