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What is a Holter monitor?

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If your heart seems to skip a beat, race, or work a bit too slow, you could have a condition called arrhythmia. A Holter monitor is a tool you use at home to track your heart's rhythm around the clock for a few days. Your doctor may call it "ambulatory electrocardiogram," or ECG. Ambulatory means walking or moving around. You can wear the Holter monitor or carry with you.

From: Why Do I Need a Holter Monitor? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association: "Holter Monitor," "Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)," "FAQs About Atrial Fibrillation," "Prevention and Treatment of Arrhythmia," "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)," "About Arrhythmia," "Warning Signs of a Heart Attack."   

Johns Hopkins University: "Holter Monitor."

NIH: "Who Needs a Holter or Event Monitor?"

Zimetbaum, P. , Oct. 19, 2010. Circulation

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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American Heart Association: "Holter Monitor," "Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)," "FAQs About Atrial Fibrillation," "Prevention and Treatment of Arrhythmia," "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)," "About Arrhythmia," "Warning Signs of a Heart Attack."   

Johns Hopkins University: "Holter Monitor."

NIH: "Who Needs a Holter or Event Monitor?"

Zimetbaum, P. , Oct. 19, 2010. Circulation

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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