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Can you sleep with a holter monitor on?

Can you sleep with a holter monitor on?

Holter: You are supposed to leave your holter on while sleeping. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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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?

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

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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

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My holter monitor listed 7 late beats under supraventricular ectopy. They happened during sleep. Is that a sinus pause or arrest? Concerning?

My holter monitor listed 7 late beats under supraventricular ectopy. They happened during sleep. Is that a sinus pause or arrest? Concerning?

Normal with sleep: Normal during sleep not a worrisome pattern are you at risk for sleep apnea snoring overweight interrupted sleep tired in the morning easy to sleep during the day ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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

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

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Can a holter monitor make you feel stressed?

Sure: Anything can make anyone feel stressed. But I would not worry and try to forget you're wearing it. ...Read more

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Could my holter monitor tell when I masturbate?

No: Nor can it tell when you're doing anything else that you enjoy. Why do you ask? Is someone making a problem over something that essentially all men and a majority of women do naturally? ...Read more

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What to do if I'm scheduled for a holter monitor?

What to do if I'm scheduled for a holter monitor?

Very Easy: Holter monitor is usually 24hr continuous recording. 5 sticky electrodes on your chest connected to a "pager-sized" recorder. It is basically not visible to other people, and the recorder is on your belt or in your pocket. Return it in 24 hrs and then several days for interpretation. No swimming or showers during test to keep receiver dry!! Take meds as instructed by M.D. Painless but Important! ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Who can give you a holter monitor? Is it only doctors?

Who can give you a holter monitor? Is it only doctors?

Cardiologist is Best: I believe in certain areas a Holter Monitor test can be ordered by some well-trained non physicians. The results and what they tell your medical professional can be very specific and errors in care could have a dramatic negative impact on you!!
The basic interpretation will come from the Cardiologist (M.D.) who reports the results in writing. Be certain to get personal answers from your doctor!! ...Read more

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What is a paced beat on a 24 hour holter monitor report?

What is a paced beat on a 24 hour holter monitor report?

Pacemaker: A holter monitor is a device you wear like an ECG that then records your heart beat for 24 hours or longer. If you had a pacemaker implanted previously, the holter monitor would then be able to determine how many of the heart beats originated from your own heart and how many were caused by the pacemaker functioning. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm scheduled for a holter monitor.?

What do you suggest if I'm scheduled for a holter monitor.?

Holter monitor: A holter monitor is an ECG machine that you wear to monitor the heart's electrical activity over a long period of time, usually 24 hrs. There is nothing to fear about the test and it is not uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how accurate is a 24 hour holter monitor?

I was just wondering how accurate is a 24 hour holter monitor?

Holter monitor: Study shows the cardiac rhythm for the period the monitor is recording and the association with recorded symptoms. ...Read more

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Holter monitor reading - what can it tell you, and what can it miss?

Holter monitor reading - what can it tell you, and what can it miss?

Rate, rythm, block: If a pts dyspnea or palpitations or syncope correlates with an arrythmia or heart block found on the holter then it could be helpful. Most holters are 24 hrs and some 48 hrs. If your symptoms or event doesn't happend during that time it can be missed. ...Read more

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If you have a normal 7 day holter monitor do they let you know straight away?

If you have a normal 7 day holter monitor do they let you know straight away?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the practice. Some would say because it is normal, no rush to call the patient. Let us wait for your appointment. All depends. ...Read more

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What to do if I am worried about my 2 year old son having a holter monitor test. I don't know what to expect.?

Simple procedure: They attach pads to the kids chest wall in different places. These are attached to a pager like recorder that can be worn on the waistline or diaper.It takes a continuous EKG for a defined period, often 12 or 24 hrs. The data collected is run through a computer that picks up the rhythms and can print out any suspicious areas for the doc to review. ...Read more

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Regarding the Holter monitor. How does the dr read the 24 hour recordings. How do they catch any irregularities in rhythms. Is it done manually?

Regarding the Holter monitor. How does the dr read the 24 hour recordings. How do they catch any irregularities in rhythms. Is it done manually?

Holter: Most types of holter monitors are scanned by a computer with a technician interacting with the computer to sharpen the data interpretation parameters. The computer provides mathematical quantitation of the events identified by the computer/technician team. A report is generated for the physician to revue which has copies of the abnormal rhythms identified. The physician produces the report or oks ...Read more

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Will a Fitbit step tracker interfere with my holter monitor? I was not told to remove it, but now I am concerned that it will not read properly.

FitBit: I love mine and you should too!
There are no related problems that I am aware of.
I can even boast about a 25, 000 steps walk in about an hour - not too bad at age 70!

Enjoy your FitBit and keep your holter monitor in good working order. ...Read more

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Can a holter monitor still work if you didn't write anything on your diary? I wore it but didn't take notes as I wasn't home and got busy with school

Still records rhythm: Just may not be as predictive if knew what activity was when rhythm change (-s) were identified. Still can help the cardiologist determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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I recently had a 24hr holter monitor test, results were "avg hr 54bpm with no significant abnormalities. " my hr is now 48bpm. Should I be concerned?

No: No. Your holter said average 54 bpm, that means sometimes it was higher, sometimes it was lower. If your heart rate is 48 BPM and you have no symptoms like fainting or light headedness, it sounds like you have a young healthy heart. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Holter monitor rare 0-less than 1% iso, coup, trip sve's, iso, coup ve's. Big and trig present. Predom rhythm was sinus min hr 44, max 155, avg 71. Norm?

Rhythm: The report doesn't suggest anything of high concern. It isn't normal but isn't unusual either. Can't say more without more info, should discuss it with your dr. ...Read more

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What does the holter monitor show?

Holter monitor: Study shows the cardiac rhythm for the period the monitor is recording and the association with recorded symptoms. ...Read more

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How to read holter monitor results?

How to read holter monitor results?

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! ...Read more

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Can you shower with a holter monitor?

No.: No, it is not waterproof; the lead patches will not stay on. You will have to wait until after the monitor is removed. ...Read more

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How to read my holter monitor results?

How to read my holter monitor results?

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! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a holter monitor?

What does it mean to have a holter monitor?

24 hour monitor: A holter monitor records a person's heart rhythm for 24 hours. It can be used to monitor heart rate, intervals on an electrocardiogram, and look for abnormal heart beats. ...Read more

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Please let me know who can give you a holter monitor?

Holter monitor: The study requires ordering by a licensed physician. Any physician can order the study. They are performed by some drs. Offices and most hospitals and clinics. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a holter monitor?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: holter monitor?

Recording of heart b: Period of continuous recording of ones hear beat on a recorder and replay to detect irregularities. ...Read more

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Holter monitor made a noise while recording, is this normal?

Holter monitor made a noise while recording, is this normal?

Normal: Yes. Some times it makes noise. It depends upon the tupe of the monitor. Newer generation doesn't make noise. ...Read more

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I want a holter monitor for about a week. What do I do to get one?

START WITH DISCUSSIN: G this with your doctor, make sure you truly need it. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Liberman
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Holter Monitor (Definition)

Period of continuous recording of ones hear beat on a recorder and ...Read more