Holter monitor

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Hol·ter monitor

A portable device used to measure the electrical activity of the heart over an extended period of time, allowing detection of intermittent arrhythmias and other electrical disturbances.

[After Norman J. Holter (1914-1983), American biophysicist who developed the device.]
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 27, 2019-: Cardiac Holter Monitor Market Report, Global Industry Overview, Growth and Forecast 2019-2024
FAISALABAD- -- A medical instrument 'Holter Monitor Machine' for treatment of heart related diseases in children was made functional at Children Hospital.
In October last year, JDWNRH also restarted holter monitoring test which was idle for the last three years since the holter monitor machine broke down.
The Holter monitor can be worn for as little as 24 hours or up to two weeks to gain a fuller picture.
Under the trial, the company evaluated the Peerbridge Cor side-by-side to the traditional gold standard Holter Monitor technology in capturing multi-channel diagnostic grade ECG in patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and other arrhythmias.
When someone survives a stroke for which there is no definitive cause (cryptogenic stroke), the patient may be advised to wear a Holter monitor. This is a device that is worn for 24 hours or more to measure the rhythm of the heart.
The proportion of patients who had more than a 70% decrease in the number of premature complexes (as determined by a repeat Holter monitor at the end of the treatment period) was significantly higher in the magnesium group than in the placebo group (76.6% vs.
The patients also were queried about the frequency, duration and severity of Afib symptoms, wore a Holter monitor for seven days to track their heart rhythms, and underwent an echocardiogram to assess heart health.
Patients referred to the cardiac investigations laboratory at Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, Calif., between April and July 2012 were fitted simultaneously with a 24-hour Holter monitor and a Zio Patch, which is a lightweight, single-use electrocardiographic (ECG) device that was attached over the left pectoral region of the patient's chest by an adhesive patch.
Many doctors also still use external Holter monitors. Often patients find that wearing the Holter monitor, which attaches to the waist and connects to the chest with wires and cords, uncomfortable to the point where they remove it before it finishes collecting data on the heart's function.
The algorithm developed is used in conjunction with a regular Holter monitor, but instead of connecting the patient to electrodes for 24 or even 48 hours, the test can be done in one hour, at rest.