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Can You Sleep With A Holter Monitor On
I had 7 late beats on my holter monitor during sleep. Are late beats the same as a sinus pause or arrest? Are late beats dangerous?
Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "late beats". It's possible this refers sinus pauses. What matters is the possible causes, like medications, and how "late" the beats, as in two seconds versus more than 3 seconds. You should review these findings with the doctor who ordered your holter monitor. ...Read more
What can take the place of a 24 heart holter monitor with all of its electrodes that may also affect someones attempt at sleeping?
Holter: I presume you are asking if there are other means of recording the same information that a holter monitor does but with less extensive wiring on the chest and without the connection necessarily to a box. There are such devices. Speak to your doctor to discuss what alternatives may be available to you.. ...Read more
My holter monitor listed 7 late beats under supraventricular ectopy. They happened during sleep. Is that a sinus pause or arrest? Concerning?
Is lower heart rate, the lowest was 37bpm during sleep, (recorded on holter monitor), any danger? I am 33 male, 183cm 92kg. Have b12 defficiency, D defficiency and chronic sinusitis.
How do you FEEL?: If you're an athlete and not having spells where you pass out, this is fine and you should be proud of it. If you have other evidence of heart pathology, it's your physician's decision whether to have you worked up for some obscure illness. If your B12 and D deficiencies are due to vegetarianism, please begin supplementing; if not, try to find the cause and supplement appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pounding heartbeat very irritating. Cardiac exercise stress test no images and 48 hour holter monitor normal. Not anxiety can't fall asleep or woken?
Event monitor showed possible SVT causing burst of rapid hr that wake me then disappear. Dr.Says just nuissance not life threat. Other tests with normal results: echo, 24hr holter, stress test, sleep study.Could they be missing something serious? Feels
Not missing anything: Svt is not a disease and occurs in normal hearts. As your doctor said, it's an annoyance but not dangerous . It's very common in young women. You should avoid stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, xs alcohol, sleep deprivation, and stress if possible. Low potassium can contribute. Symptoms can be improved with medication but meds are only used for symptom control because the rhythm is not dangerous. ...Read more
Holter monitor: It depends on the patient's symptoms and the frequency that they occur. Holter monitors are useful for picking up arrhythmias that occur on a frequent, usually daily basis since the monitor is in place for 24-48 hours. Arrhythmias that occur less frequently are better detected with a 30 day ambulatory event monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I had a 48 hour holter monitor, when i wanted to disconnect it 1 of the batteries felt out: i put it back in. The light is still on though. What now?
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