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how much time does it take to hook up a holter heart monitor?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Holter monitor: Hooking up a holter monitor takes about ten minutes but can be less.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you read holter heart monitor results?

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Dr. Allison Greco
Dr. Allison Grecoanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Like an EKG: A holter monitor is basically a 24-hour-long ekg. It is used to monitor people for arrhythmias when a normal ekg isn't able to catch it due to its short length. The doctor will be able to read the ekg strip and look for skipped beats, irregular rhythms, or sites generating extra electrical signals. The doctor can also look at your diary to see if what you are complaining about correlate with ekg.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What do they look for if they order a 24 hour holter heart monitor?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Abnormal heart beats: It continuously monitors your heart rhythm. This helps your doctor find and diagnose abnorl beating patterns. This is especially important in abnormal rhythms which only happen intermittently.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you read holter monitor report (heart monitor)?

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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!

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Last updated May 16, 2019

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