What are the differences between a ECG (ekg) strip recorder and a cardiac monitor?

Not much. In general, they all assess the electrical activity of the heart. They differ in the number of leads they have and in the circumstances one would use them. The higher the number of leads the better the assessment of the electrical system and clues to the anatomy of the heart.

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How do a EKG and a cardiac monitor differ?

Almost the same. Electrocardiography is an interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time. Used to measure the rate and rhythm of the heart, size an position the heart chambers, presence of damage to the heart etc. It's use as a tool for cardiac monitoring in icu, hospitals and at home too like holter test. Read more...

Normal recent ekg and echo but hosp cardiac monitor showed an episode of nonsustained vtac or 6 pvcs. Felt nothing but worried.

Cardiology. 27 year old lady with recent EKG in hospital that showed non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. You need to visit a cardiologist promptly for a full history and exam. If you had a run of ventricular tachycardia the cause may be from a heart valve problem, electrolyte abnormality, long QT int. Cardiologist may order ZIO wireless patch, blood work, electrophysiology. Feel faint, chest pain call 911. Read more...

For Cardiac Patients, will you recommend a portable handheld ECG EKG monitor, And is one single channel enough or should get 3 channel Rhythm leads? Thank You.

ECG monitor. Strictly not necessary, there is a case for the I phone capable of ECG display sold commercially I suspect a similar device may also be out for Android (methyltestosterone) phones ;see http://www.alivecor.com/why-use-it. Read more...
No, I do not. Continuous self-monitoring of a heart rhythm is not helpful for any heart condition and is likely to be harmful by way of causing anxiety about the rhythm. For certain severe and unfixable arrhythmias, a pacemaker or implanted defibrillator would be recommended by a cardiologist, but a patient should never be monitoring his or her own ECG strip. Read more...

How well does an ECG cardiac event monitor work?

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...

Ecg vs cardiac event monitor--cannot afford to do both. Which is more informative?

Depends. On the indication. If you have frequent, but not constant, palpitations, an ECG which lasts about 10 seconds won't catch it while a 24 hour recording has a much better chance. If the test is a for another reason e.g., pre-op testing, the ECG is all that's needed. Read more...
Ecg. The two tests are different, ask you doctor which one is more likely to give the information the doctor requires to take care of you. Read more...

With repeated ECG, holter monitors, ECHO, cardiac MRI and stress tests would long QT syndrome be obvious to diagnose?

Ecg finding. long qt is an ECG finding, would see it on an ECG, or holter; sometimes situational such as exercise, and a treadmill ecg would pick it up. i don't know of any particular echo or MRI findings per se. Read more...
Long qt. not ECHO or MR but it can be obvious with other tests you mentioned. One needs to be an expert in that field. Otherwise sometimes diagnosis can be challenging. You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info. www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu. Read more...

Iv had ECG holter monitor I suffer aniexty and panic attacks chances of sudden cardiac arrest due to palpatations?

Low hanging fruit. its always easy to blame signs and symptoms on anxiety. if a holter is the only work up thus far ,an echo to assess your heart function and structure,labs,and a 30 day event recorder to assess intermittent symptoms would be appropriate. electrolytes,calcium,magnesium,thyroid function,hormone levels etc as indicated. stop all caffeine or natural supplements.If all neg, THEN anxiolytics and psych rx. Read more...
Ecg. If palpitations are not due to an arrhythmia you should not worry, but I recommend having that documented with some tests like ECG Holter event recorder . Read more...