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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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

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 normal to have variation in the pulse rate during walking and at rest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 year old. My sugar level is normal, TSH is 2.91 and cholesterol is 203. I am facing a problem with my pulse rate. It is between 115-120 when I walk or do any activity. But when I am in rest, it ranges between 80-100. I feel lightheadedness when I walk. Is it normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cholesterol is in upper borderline. It will come down with low cholesterol diet and exercise daily. Heart rate more than 100 while walking is fine. From your history lightheadedness is the only problem. Is this lightheadedness significant? Do you feel like falling o...  Read Full »

Do I need to stay on Metocard and Pradaxa lifelong?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a non-diabetic 52 years old male. I was diagnosed with Afib one year ago and since then I have been taking Metocard-XL 100 mg od, Pradaxa 150 mg twice daily, Valzaar SM for hypertension. I have been taking various medicines for BP over the last 10 years. After taking Metocard for abo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). According to Holter there is no atrial fibrillation. Your echo is normal with few hypertensive changes and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is normal. Metocard - Metoprolol not ...  Read Full »

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