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Holter Monitor Test
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
OK: Your choice. Make sure you are ok and are going to survive the consequences... ...Read more
After 48hr holter monitor test dr said i had no arithmetical beats. However my highest hr was 140 BPM with a low of 40 . Should i be concerned?
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
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