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How common is it for someone to need a holter monitor?

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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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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How common is sudden cardiac arrest at 24 had past ecgs holter monitor no problems ?

How common is sudden cardiac arrest at 24 had past ecgs holter monitor no problems ?

Uncommon: Sudden cardiac death is uncommon in 24 year olds. The most common causes of cardiac death in young people would be a congenital abnormality of the heart or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Both of these could be diagnosed with an echocardiogram, an ultrasound of the heart. ...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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Can you shower with a holter monitor?

No.: No, it is not waterproof; the lead patches will not stay on. You will have to wait until after the monitor is removed. ...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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Please let me know who can give you a holter monitor?

Holter monitor: The study requires ordering by a licensed physician. Any physician can order the study. They are performed by some drs. Offices and most hospitals and clinics. ...Read more