The R-test is suspended on a necklace and connects via a cable to two adhesive electrodes (sticky pads) placed on your chest by the technician or doctor. The chest is cleaned with an alcohol solution to ensure good attachment of the sticky EKG electrodes. Men with hairy chest may require small areas to be shaved.
You should continue with your normal lifestyle with the R Test monitor attached. A diary or log is provided so that you can record activity (walking the dog, upset at neighbour, etc.) and symptoms (skipped heartbeats, chest discomfort, dizziness, etc.) together with the time. The monitor has an internal clock which stamp the time on the ECG strips. These can be used to correlate the heart rhythm with symptoms or complaints.
You should wear the recorder for as long as possible during the test period, removing the monitor only for washing, bathing or showering.