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How do you read holter monitor report (heart monitor)?

How do you read holter monitor report (heart monitor)?

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

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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Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

Exercise stress test, 24 hour holter monitor, echo doppler test--which is done first?

For what?: These tests provide different information and have different indications. Stress tests are to look for evidence to support a diagnosis of symptomatic blocked coronary arteries. Holtor is used to evaluate for dysthymia. Echocardiogram is useful to look at the heart valves and other features. Choosing the right test depends on what symptoms you are having. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Cardiology question regarding pauses on holter monitor scan? Are those pvcs?

Pauses are not beats: Pauses noted on holter rhythm monitoring usually follow an early extra beats, which can be a PVC or a pac. The natural pacemaker or sa node is trained to compensate for early beats by inserting a pause to reset the next beat to normal timing. Pauses themselves are not felt, but the next normal beat can be experienced as a palpitation on the chest. ...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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How well does an ECG cardiac event monitor work?

How well does an ECG cardiac event monitor work?

Very well, but: It's highly accurate if you happen to have the rhythm disturbance that is troubling you while you're wearing the monitor. The problem comes when you wear it for a specified time and then have symptoms after it comes off. (ever take your car in for a squeak and then it won't do it?) the monitor will catch any rhythm disturbance and if you mark it by pressing a button, special attention will be paid. ...Read more

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Can a holter / ambulatory monitor diagnose dyspnea?

Can a holter / ambulatory monitor diagnose dyspnea?

Maybe: If your dyspnea correlates with an arrythmia found on the holter then it could be helpful. ...Read more

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Is athletes heart causing my palpitations during exercise? Resting hr 50 ,clear echo and 24hr holter. I do lots of endurance training.

Is athletes heart causing my palpitations during exercise? Resting hr 50 ,clear echo and 24hr holter. I do lots of endurance training.

Pvcs, : Endurance runners can have skipped beats and irregular heart beat such as atrial Fibrilation during or at the end of an exercise bout . They do not usually have any clinical significance except if the runner has a lot of symptoms or interfere with overall performance. ...Read more

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How does an ECG event monitor work?

How does an ECG event monitor work?

Event monitor: Stores ekg then transmits to a central monitoring station. ...Read more

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Wore a 24 hour holter monitor showed missed beats and extra beats is this normal?

Yes: Many, probably most people have some of these. More than five per minute, or certain patterns, call for further study. If your physicain is not concerned, you should not be either. ...Read more

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Cardiologist appt next week after holter monitor showed 2200 extra heartbeats out of 105000. Showed PVC should I be concerned. Blood work excellent.

Cardiologist appt next week after holter monitor showed 2200 extra heartbeats out of 105000. Showed PVC should I be concerned. Blood work excellent.

No: Don't be worried. Do get it checked. Pvcs per se are not dangerous. In the absence of underlying heart disease, they are benign but you need to be checked over. 2200 is more than average but not terrible. Some people have 50, 000 ! (50% of total beats). It's very likely that your asthma medicines are the culprit, or at least a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Heart echo echo ekg holter and 1month event monitor normal.Having skipped beats and chest tightness.whats causing it.Skipped beats notrecoded on event?

Ask details.: Were there isolate atrial or ventricular premature beats on the Holter. Even if there were, if they are infrequent and if a stress-echo test was normal, it sounds as though everything indicates nothing serious. Simply continue to monitor symptoms and, if symptoms worsen, repeat monitoring. ...Read more

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Constant dizzy spells especially upon standing & palpitations! ekgs. Holter monitors, heart ultra sound and 30 day event monitor all norm. ?!?

Constant dizzy spells especially upon standing & palpitations! ekgs. Holter monitors, heart ultra sound and 30 day event monitor all norm. ?!?

See below: Did they check orthostatic blood pressures - e.g. Does your blood pressure drop when you stand up? That would explain your symptoms and may be a sign of endocrine disease. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does The Holter monitor record any ischemic rythm st- depression st-elevation ?

It can: A hoter monitor is one lead of an ekg which is 12 leads. If the ischemia is in the area where the lead is "looking" at the heart it can pick up ischemia. ...Read more

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In hosp for asthma on monitr brief ventricular tachycardia, overnight on monitor intermittent periods cardiac ectopy staying another night, concerning?

In hosp for asthma on monitr brief ventricular tachycardia, overnight on monitor intermittent periods cardiac ectopy staying another night, concerning?

Always but....: Part of your problem may be from over-stimulation from the beta agonist (brochodilator) use , plus possibly oxygen lack and adverse effects from large dose of steroid given. But any arrhythmia especially ventricular tachycarida is of concern and you need a cardiologic evaluation after your asthma gets under control. ...Read more

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I had an ECG, exercise stress ECG, 48-hr holter ECG, and an echo. Would prolonged QT show up on all of those tests?

I had an ECG, exercise stress ECG, 48-hr holter ECG, and an echo. Would prolonged QT show up on all of those tests?

Majority: Yes, if you are concerned for prolonged QT or there is a family history, all of those tests except for an echo should show prolonged QT syndrome. An echo measures the function of the heart. Prolonged QT is calculated from an ECG looking at the part of the heart that makes up the QT interval in the heart beat. An ECG, stress ECG and Holter ECG should be able to pick it up. ...Read more

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Holter- 24 run superventricular events 20 beats 88bpm 3 beats 99 BPM 5 beats 86bmp. Longest rate 128 BPM 0:01:48. Echo, ecg, angio normal. Concerned?

Holter- 24 run superventricular events 20 beats 88bpm 3 beats 99 BPM 5 beats 86bmp. Longest rate 128 BPM 0:01:48. Echo, ecg, angio normal. Concerned?

No need to worry....: Findings appear benign. You do not have any structural heart disease or coronary artery disease and have benign electrical findings based upon the information provided. However discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more