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What type of doctor can order a holter monitor?

What type of doctor can order a holter monitor?

Any doctor: Primary care doctors often order a holter monitor (which records heart rhythm for 24 - 48 hours) to evaluate palpitations and they are interpreted most often by internists and cardiologists. It is very helpful for the wearer to mark the moment they are experiencing symptoms by depressing a button on the device. This allows the physician to correlate the rhythm at the moment of the symptoms. ...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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My doctor is having me wear a 24 hr holter monitor. What is it for?

My doctor is having me wear a 24 hr holter monitor. What is it for?

Holter monitor: A holter monitor is an ECG machine that you wear to monitor the heart's electrical activity over a long period of time, usually 24 hrs. There is nothing to fear about the test and it is not uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What did I say to a doctor to get a holter monitor? Why do I need it?

The truth: A holter is used to diagnose rhythm problems. If you explain your symptoms to your doctor, and they feel a holter would be helpful, they will get one for you. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does an EKG and holter monitor detect?

Hello doctors, what does an EKG and holter monitor detect?

Abnormal: Abnormality of heart rhythm htn angina heart attack and many others DX can be made from these tests ask the doctor if and why when they are ordered. ...Read more

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Holter monitor result, Total SV Ectopic 12063, Total V Isolated 16 , SV Isolated 12057. Doctor says Ok, Do you agree? Thanks

Holter result: The numbers in the report in and of themselves are not a big deal. Holter reports have to be taken in the context of the patient and their whole story, that isn't here. As your doctor says the study is OK, that is likely correct. This is the more so since you list a stress test and a cath and I presume they too were OK ...Read more

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Who can give you a holter monitor? Is it only doctors?

Who can give you a holter monitor? Is it only doctors?

Cardiologist is Best: I believe in certain areas a Holter Monitor test can be ordered by some well-trained non physicians. The results and what they tell your medical professional can be very specific and errors in care could have a dramatic negative impact on you!! The basic interpretation will come from the Cardiologist (M.D.) who reports the results in writing. Be certain to get personal answers from your doctor!! ...Read more

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Can a holter monitor only be given by a cardiologist or even my primary doctor?

Holter monitor: Your primary doctor can order a holter monitor. If you have insurance, they may have criteria on when and who can order the monitor. ...Read more

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Had 5-day holter monitor. Had palpitations. Doc gave reason, but said not serious. What could cause palps every couple minutes if not harmful?

Had 5-day holter monitor. Had palpitations. Doc gave reason, but said not serious. What could cause palps every couple minutes if not harmful?

Need more info: The most likely cause are pvcs. By themselves, they are generally not harmful. If you continue to have annoying symptoms, ask to see a cardiac electrophysiologist. They may be able to prescribe medicine that could control your symptoms or offer a procedure to fix the problem. ...Read more

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Holter monitor rebuts says 12057 SV Ectopic heartbeat over 24 hours ,is it safe to do exercise ? My doctor says not to worry about the extra beats,

Apcs: In general apcs are not a big deal. There isn't enough information about you to be certain unless your stress test and cardiac catheterization were also normal. If that is the case then there would be no reason for anxiety over the holter report. ...Read more