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!

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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...

I have postpartum cardiomyopathy. Is this a good report? A 24-hour holter monitor report read that I had: total qrs complexes - 81676 ventricular ectopics - 241 supraventricular ectopics - 178 heart rate: min. 42 max. 197 avg. 66 rate >=120 for 4:17 rat

Peripartum . Peripartum cardiomyopathy is progressive damage to the heart muscle cells during the last month of pregnancy lasting until 5 months after delivery. The cause is unknown and damage can lead to heart failure. The good news is with early diagnosis and current heart failure treatment regimens, 98% of women survive and more than 50% of them regain completely normal heart function. As far as your holter monitor reading goes, i can't really say whether it is a "good" reading or not since I do not have information about previous studies, your echocardiogram, ekg, or clinical picture. The best person to contact with specific questions about your condition and prognosis is your ob/gyne or cardiologist. They will be able to more accurately answer your questions since they have all of your information. Read more...
Treatment. Post partum cardiomyopathy needs treatment. You need regular follow up till your heart is better. Another pregnancy may not be advisable either. Read more...

Can a 24 holter monitor catch any abnormality with the heart?

Holter monster. A holter monitor is designed to record heart beats over a twenty four hour period. It will show any rhythm disturbances, pauses or ekg abnormalities during that time. It doesn't record all abnormalities, just those listed. Read more...

24hour heart tape holter monitor results were satisfactory is this good or ok?

Depends. Usually a physician orders a holter if you have palpitations. If you had palpitations during the holter recording and no abnormality is noted then that is a good thing. If your palpitations occur infrequently you might need a longer recording period using an event monitor. Read more...