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.

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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...

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

Irregular heart beat. A holter monitors your heart rhythm with an ekg over a long period of time, like a full day or two. Looks for causes of irregular heart beat, fainting, or palpitations. Read more...
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...

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...

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

Likely. probably is truly ok. Those numbers are alarming to the typical citizen, but to those of us familiar with normal variability in large populations this seems to check out just fine. This monitoring is most helpful if uncovers runs of sustained fast rhythms or long pauses. This doesn't appear to be your case from what you've disclosed. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
Either. A holter monitor is a long term recording of the heart rhythm, typically 24 hours, but sometimes longer. Often the equipment and preliminary analysis are provided by an independent service that works with your physician. Anyone can order a holter. The interpretation is usually best performed by a cardiologist. Read more...
Any doctor. Any doctor can order a holter monitor. It takes special training to interpret the results, however. Read more...

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

Cause unknown. This is a very common complaint and a specific cause is rarely identified. Although this can be frustrating, this typically carries no risks of significant medical problems. Treatment is not helpful and can even cause harm. Of course I have not seen the monitor, but am taking your doctor's analysis at face value. Read more...
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...
Palpitation treat. Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. Read more...