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How do you read holter heart monitor results?

How do you read holter heart monitor results?

Like an EKG: A holter monitor is basically a 24-hour-long ekg. It is used to monitor people for arrhythmias when a normal ekg isn't able to catch it due to its short length. The doctor will be able to read the ekg strip and look for skipped beats, irregular rhythms, or sites generating extra electrical signals. The doctor can also look at your diary to see if what you are complaining about correlate with ekg. ...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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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

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What do they look for if they order a 24 hour holter heart monitor?

What do they look for if they order a 24 hour holter heart monitor?

Abnormal heart beats: It continuously monitors your heart rhythm. This helps your doctor find and diagnose abnorl beating patterns. This is especially important in abnormal rhythms which only happen intermittently. ...Read more

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Is the bodyguardian heart monitor a good holter test? They gave me this but it seems like it'd be less accurate since it's a tiny strip, no electrodes

Is the bodyguardian heart monitor a good holter test? They gave me this but it seems like it'd be less accurate since it's a tiny strip, no electrodes

Yes: With newer technology, scientists have been able to make smaller, wireless sensors to monitor the heart rhythms that are just as effective as the older holter monitors that had electrodes and wires attached to a recorder! In some ways, the strip is better, because it is less likely to accidentally get unplugged or catch on clothing! ...Read more

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What does r-r interval mean on heart monitor results?

What does r-r interval mean on heart monitor results?

ECG: The waves on an ECG are called p-waves qrs complex and t-waves. The r to r interval is the distance between the R waves in successive beats. The distance is evaluated to measure the heart rate and to evaluate how regular the rhythm is. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what, pvcs, pacs, adn episodes sinus brady mean? These are the results of my 24hr heart monitor! Please and thank you!

Can someone tell me what, pvcs, pacs, adn episodes sinus brady mean? These are the results of my 24hr heart monitor! Please and thank you!

Need more info: Sinus brady=normal rhythm but slow. In a healthy young person with no symptoms, that's generally not concerning-->usually a sign of good fitness. PACs & PVCs are premature atrial and ventricular beats--early beats originating in the upper & lower chambers, respectively. Just about everyone has occasional isolated early beats, but they can be more concerning if very frequent or in a row. ...Read more

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I feel like my heart is racing but my heart rate and BP are normal. Results from heart monitor and echo were fine. Could this be vagus nerve related?

I feel like my heart is racing but my heart rate and BP are normal. Results from heart monitor and echo were fine. Could this be vagus nerve related?

Not your heart: If you feel like your heart is racing and all of those tests are normal, then it is safe to say it is not your heart or the vagus nerve. You and your doctor should pursue other diagnoses including anxiety. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is doppler babys heart monitor?

Could you explain what is doppler babys heart monitor?

Baby heart monitor: Doppler monitor allows you to hear your unborn baby's heart beat anytime you like, anywhere you wish. ...Read more

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Where can I find a fetal heart monitor that works online?

You shouldn't: Fetal heart rate monitoring should be done by trained professionals in real time for specific indications typically in some tpye of health care facility. ...Read more

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What 'predefined arrhythmias' does a loop heart monitor have?

What 'predefined arrhythmias' does a loop heart monitor have?

None: Loop monitors cannot distiguish specific arrhythmias. They are capable of determining heart rate and can be programmed to record when the heart rate is above or below thresholds that are programmed at the time the monitor is placed. The recording is reviewed by the interpreting physician to define the specific arrhythmia. ...Read more