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.

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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...