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Dr. Joshua Liberman
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Holter Monitor (Overview)

Period of continuous recording of ones hear beat on a recorder and replay to detect irregularities.


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What does the holter monitor show?

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

Dr. Joshua Liberman
351 Doctors shared insights

Holter Monitor (Overview)

Period of continuous recording of ones hear beat on a recorder and replay to detect irregularities.


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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?

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

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How does a holter monitor work? And what conditions can it detect?

Holter monitor: Worn continuously for 24-96 hours it records heart rhythm. Used to detect arrythmia. ...Read more

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Should I write down all of my symptom while wearing a holter monitor?

Symptoms: You should write down any symptoms that concern you and what you were doing at the time you felt them as well as what time that was ...Read more

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I don't have insurance and don't want to get a holter monitor test done?

OK: Your choice. Make sure you are ok and are going to survive the consequences... ...Read more

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What's the simplest holter monitor to use nowadays? Any units hook up to an iphone?

Holter monitor: There are several small holter monitors and event recorders on the market. One of the simplest is the size of a large band aid and records for two weeks. It is then removed and mailed in to be analyzed. There are none presently on the market that connect to cell phones though this technology is coming. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a little scared about a holter monitor test tomorrow, any advice?

What to do if I am a little scared about a holter monitor test tomorrow, any advice?

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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My holter monitor shows 16 relative pauses and the longest is 1.85 sec. What does that mean?

My holter monitor shows 16 relative pauses and the longest is 1.85 sec. What does that mean?

Probably normal: Pauses are just when the time between beats is a bit longer than usual for you. The longest time between beats was 1.85 seconds, which isn't very long. Sounds like it's probably okay, but ask the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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What should I record in diary when wearing 48 hour holter monitor? If I don't have symptoms do I still write activity? What symptoms to include?

Activity and sx: The most important thing to document is if you do get symptoms of palpitations and the exact time. Listing major activities is helpful because the reader will want to correlate unusually slow or fast heart rhythms with your activities. Noting that you don't have sx is helpful too because it will help ascertain if you're not feeling certain arrhythmias. It doesn't have to be detailed - just a word. ...Read more

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Holter monitor report (results) that I have. Full of numbers and quantities. Can a dr. Here interpret these results? Which numbers should I copy here?

Holter: An interpretation requires review of all of the text that you refer to her as well as the relevant ECG strips and any submitted a diary record ...Read more

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For Holter monitor report I have with me. What info is necessary that I should copy in my next question for the drs here to comment on? What's specifics

If u feel any: Possible cardiac symptoms like racing heart beats or skipping or irregular heart beats, stronger then normal heart beats. Also if u experience any dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, nausea, sweats, chest pain radiating to neck, back, jaw, or down left arm, or to both shoulders. Also important to note the time of day these symptoms occur and what activity level. ...Read more

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Can you sleep with a holter monitor on?

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