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Holter Monitor Training
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 12 more doctor answers
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
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
Maybe: If your dyspnea correlates with an arrythmia found on the holter then it could be helpful. ...Read more
24hr holter moniter showed heart rate 45-170. 1% were supraventricular paced beats. Is this normal or SVT?
Probably within norm: you need to discuss with your doctor about this holter report -- ...Read more
ECG : The strip recorder is the printer for the monitor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Constant dizzy spells especially upon standing & palpitations! ekgs. Holter monitors, heart ultra sound and 30 day event monitor all norm. ?!?
Resting hr 49-55 laid down during this period I get more PVCs and PACs? All heart tests normal, cardiac mri, echo , ecg, stress ECG etc
You are OK.: Some people have these Benign arrhythmias and never get sick from them. ...Read more
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
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