Holter Monitor Baytown
Cardiac arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms. Although some patients with arrhythmias may experience palpitations, weakness, dizziness or fainting, other patients may have no symptoms at all.
Effective treatment requires an accurate diagnosis. This can be difficult since arrhythmias can occur infrequently and unpredictably and may be asymptomatic.
Holter monitoring is a form of long-term ECG recording. Holter monitors are portable devices that provide a continuous record of electrical activity of a patientís heart while the individual is engaged in ordinary activities, including sleep.
Holter monitoring is used to detect abnormalities related to rhythm, rate, conduction and ischemia, which are not observed using a standard ECG.
Electrodes are placed on the patient’s chest and attached to a small recording monitor that the patient carries in a pocket or in a small pouch. The monitor is battery operated. A continuous electrocardiogram is recorded, usually for a 24-hour period, while the patient keeps a diary of activities.
The recording is then analyzed, a report of the heart’s activity is tabulated, and irregular heart activity is correlated with the patient’s activity at the time.
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Chest pain
- Syncope (lightheadedness) or near syncope
- Vertigo (dizziness)
- Transient ischemic episodes
- Shortness of breath
- Evaluation of the response to antiarrhythmic drug therapy.
- Evaluation of myocardial infarction (MI) survivors with an ejection fraction of 40% or less.
- Other acute and subacute forms of ischemic heart disease.
- To detect arrhythmias post ablation procedures.
Contact Us Today:
To learn more about Holter monitoring for yourself or a loved one, or if you have been advised by your doctor to get a Holter Monitor, make an appointment for an evaluation with Dr. Sami.
Our main office is located at 6051 Garth Road, Suite 300, Baytown, TX 77521. Or you may contact us at 281-839-7949 to set up an appointment.