Doctor advised holter for heart monitoring. Does this sound serious?

Holter monitor. Typically a holter heart monitor is ordered to look for rhythm disturbances. Generally this is done for people with palpitations, dizziness or episodes of fainting/passing out. It is certainly important to do the test if your doctor has recommended it.

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I've had multiple ekgs. 2 holter 24 hr monitors and a full ultra sound on my heart which all came back normal. I still have palpitations. Why?

Palpitations. Perhaps you didn't wear the monitors long enough. Or if you did have palpitations while you were wearing the monitor the rhythm is actually normal, it just feels fast or bounding for you. Read more...

My pulse is b/t 75-150 always! I've had multiple ekgs. 30 day event monitor, 2 holter monitors & heart ultra sound! All normal. Why is this?

Fast heart rate. Would make sure you had your thyroid checked as well as any thing else that could drive up your heart rate ie caffeine otc cold medications . There is a rare condition called inappropriate sinus tachycardia but see a cardiologist first. Read more...

My cardiologist wants me to wear 24 hr. Holter monitor. Sudden rapid heart beats happen 4 to 5 times a month. How will the doctor catch this in 24hrs?

That is the goal! The holter monitor will record all your heart beats over 24 hours and then the doctor can review all that your heart has done over 24 hours. This is the best way to capture irregular heart beats! Read more...