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A 48-year-old member asked:

How to read holter monitor results?

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Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Talk to your Doctor: Holter Monitor used to look for abnormal heartbeats or patterns of heartbeats. They are often missed on basic ecg(EKG). The causes and types of findings are numerous. Care must be individualized to you!! Ask your Doctor. Everyone skips a few to several hundred heartbeats in 24 hours, but the pattern is very important. Go over your results with the person who ordered your test. Good Luck!
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Keeping an accurate diary of your activities (especially if you feel palpitations or irregular rhythm) can aid the doc immensely
May 17, 2014
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Talk to your Doctor: Holter Monitor used to look for abnormal heartbeats or patterns of heartbeats. They are often missed on basic ecg(EKG). The causes and types of findings are numerous. Care must be individualized to you!! Ask your Doctor. Everyone skips a few to several hundred heartbeats in 24 hours, but the pattern is very important. Go over your results with the person who ordered your test. Good Luck!

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A 37-year-old female asked:

What is an r-r interval on a holter monitor results?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
R-r interval: An ECG has various titled waves. The R wave is part of ventricular depolarization. The r to r interval is the time between ventricular depolarizations. This is usually transposable to heart rate. The holter is a 24 hour ECG recording. An r-r interval of 1second equates to a heart rate of 60 beats per minute.
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