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Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Chest pains! xray, CT scan, bloodwork, holter monitor, echocardiogram, echo stress test and EKG normal?! what can it be? Pain don't get worse when pressed

Esophageal spsm/GERD: All the tests you have had it rules out heart or lung pathology.It can be due to esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux with or without esophagitis or due to costochondritis.Get a gastro enterolist consult and endoscopy to rule out GI causes or a trial of ppis like Omeprazole etc.Costochondritis may respond to non steroidal meds like Naproxen sodium. ...Read more

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

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 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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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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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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Help docs! i'm worried about my 2 year old son having a holter monitor test. I don't know what to expect?

Simple procedure: Technicians apply sticky patches attached to wires leading to a pager like device. The device is warn on clothing articles for the duration of the test, commonly 24 hours while the kid does his normal activities at home.The next day the technician retrieves the device removes the patches and you go home. A computer reads through the data and prints out any areas that need visual study. ...Read more