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Dr. Joshua Liberman
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Holter Monitor (Definition)

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


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I have had chest pain for the last year. I have had ekgs, electrocardiogram, holter monitor, mammogram, ultrasound. Should MRI? left side pain Always.

I have had chest pain for the last year. I have had ekgs, electrocardiogram, holter monitor, mammogram, ultrasound. Should MRI? left side pain Always.

Esophageal origin: Have seen several cases with similar symptoms and neg cardiax work up. Eound related to distal esophageal inflammation with some mediastinal extension causing symptoms as defined on esophagoscopy. Partly due to reflux. Omeprazole may help. ...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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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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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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Should I write down all of my symptom while wearing a holter monitor?

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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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

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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