Holter Monitor

A Holter monitor is a portable device used to measure and record the heart's activity continuously for 24 to 48 hours. It is used to pick up irregularities in the heart rhythm that an ECG missed. Arrhythmias of the heart can be diagnosed using a Holter monitor.

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I feel fatigue, dizziness and palpitations after I play for sometime. Is it due to ARVC?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to play football a few years ago, however, I had to stop playing due to symptoms of immediate fatigue after a maximum of one sprint, wheezing, dizziness and palpitations. They were first attributed to asthma, however, upon having a cardiac MRI, I was told there are no issues with...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. ARVC (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy) is diagnosed on echocardiography or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Then further risk stratified on past history, family history of ARVC or sudden death in the first degree relatives, or Holter monitoring to detec...  Read Full »

What are the causes of fast heartbeats?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I have noticed that sometimes I wake up with my heart beating too fast and can feel my heart. This first happened when I woke up and took a look at my little child and thought my child was not breathing. That time my heart rate increased strongly. After this, sometimes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please follow exercise and diet to reduce weight. Trivial MR - mitral regurgitation can progress and cause atrial fibrillation (irregular fast heart beat). So, for now check your thyroid functions (T3, T4 and TSH - thyroid-stimulating hormone), ECG (electrocardiogram...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have high heart rate while doing moderate exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it bad if my heart rate jumps up to very high bpm very quickly during even moderate exercises? I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 5' 11" and weighs about 190 lbs who has always been in good shape. I lift every day and usually during the summers, I run about two miles a day at ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem you are having is called palpitations. Your baseline heart rate is 58 beats/minute and your maximum heart rate is around 200 beats per minute that is almost three times the baseline heart rate. Heart rate as high as 200 beats per minute can even lead to sud...  Read Full »

Why do I have dull cramping with continuous chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old and normally take Hydrochlorothiazide for diastolic blood pressure and Zebeta for S node dysfunction. I am also on Metformin. My A1c is 6.1. Two days ago, I started experiencing dull cramping chest pain that was not continuous. I went to the ER and all the tests came bac...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. From the way you are describing, it seems either you had an arrhythmia that time or you had angina pain. Since your blood pressure and heart rate are in normal ranges without medicines, you should avoid any medicines at this time. I would recommen...  Read Full »

Is high systolic blood pressure a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting unusual readings tracking my blood pressure on my Omron 10 series. I have been following the instructions to try and ensure accuracy. Over the past several days, I have captured readings with extreme isolated spikes in diastolic pressure that coincide with my machin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would like to explain that those abnormal diastolic BP value spikes could be due to erroneous readings of automatic Omron BP equipment in the settings of episodic cardiac arrhythmia (probably extrasystolic arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation...  Read Full »

What does a flutter in the center of the chest indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few weeks, I have been experiencing a flutter in the center of my chest mostly when laying on my back. It does not happen often, maybe once or twice a night (not every night). Flutter is the best way I can describe the feeling. It lasts only for a few seconds. I also h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. In general, heart rhythm disturbances or even benign palpitations are better felt during rest. Now coming to likely possibility in you, I think it is probably to atrial or ventricular ectopics or their runs. Benign palpitations usually not felt like a flutter bu...  Read Full »

Are my irregular heartbeat and palpitation due to sinus tachycardia or stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I have consulted two different cardiologists now and they both have gave me a different opinion and prescription. I have been told I have an irregular heartbeat and a high heart rate. The 24 hours Holter test concluded that I have ventricluar extrasystoles 1000/24 hour, but the day a...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your worry, but no need for you to worry. What you are having is palpitations. They often are due to benign causes. I advise you to continue with Concor and also make sure to get six to seven hours sleep at night. Stop smoking, alcohol or coffee if you ...  Read Full »

I have palpitations intermittently while working and during rest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have palpitations intermittently while doing my job and during rest for the past two weeks. Also, I have neck pain and phlegm while coughing. But there is no cough always. I have severe acidity too. Sometimes I take Rantac tablets before food. But it is not reducing. I took the ECG wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your echo report carefully and would explain that it shows mild changes related to arterial hypertension (attachment removed to protect patient identity) but nothing serious. I would recommend increasing the dose of antihypertensive drugs to have better control ...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, Symptoms are heart palpitation and continuous nonstop neck crack that pains my cervical spine also. I randomly have episodes of heart palpitations, one time I jumped 3 feet out of my bed suddenly being shocked by a hard fast-beating heart palpitation that lasted for seven seconds, tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Listening to your symptoms, the possibility which we need to rule out is of cardiac arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation or PSVT. They occur intermittently so may not be picked up on Holter monitoring as you did not have those symptoms during Holter monitoring. It is ...  Read Full »

What causes nonspecific ST abnormality?

Query: Hello doctor, I was in ER the other day with tachycardia that started about 20 to 30 minutes after eating. It nearly had the entire day and the next morning I went to the ER. They did some blood work and a chest X-ray and said I was okay and discharged me. The only abnormality on the blood tests was...  Read Full »


Dr. Ritendra Nath Talapatra

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) First of all, your ECG (echocardiogram) looks normal to me. But the symptoms you are having may be due to some inherited arrhythmia syndrome or channelopathy. If your symptoms per...  Read Full »

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