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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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. My ECG shows ventricular ectopic heartbeat of 56 beats per minute. What should I do? Is it dangerous? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At the age of 28, ventricular ectopic beats are really dangerous. The most common cause of ventricular ectopic beats is myocardial ischemia. You have not mentioned your smoking history and your anxiety levels. High levels of anxiety can cause ectopic beats. A detailed hi... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have tachycardia (resting heart rate 125 bpm) while just walking around the house and not doing much. My heart rate was about 160 bpm. I do get chest pains and tightness. I also have a 70% LAD lesion. My question is would the lesion be causing my tachycardia? Should I consult my cardiol... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blockage of 70% is referred to as noncritical blockage. I suggest tablet Ecosprin 75 mg (Aspirin) every night, so that the blockage will not progress in the future. Tachycardia can be because of a large number of causes varying from anxiety, stress, anemia, decreased coro... Read Full »