Holter monitor

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1. to check constantly on a given condition or phenomenon, e.g., blood pressure or heart or respiration rate.
2. an apparatus by which such conditions or phenomena can be constantly observed and recorded.
ambulatory ECG monitor a portable continuous electrocardiograph recorder, typically monitoring two channels for 24 hours; it is used to detect the frequency and duration of cardiac rhythm disturbances and to assess pacemaker programming. The term is sometimes used synonymously with Holter monitor.
apnea monitor a device with alarms, used to detect cessation of breathing, most commonly used in neonates and infants who have demonstrated apnea or who may be at risk for developing apnea. These monitors can be used in the hospital or in the patient's home.
Holter monitor a type of ambulatory ECG monitor.
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Hol·ter monitor

(hōl'tĕr), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation Halter or halter.
a technique for long-term, continuous usually ambulatory, recording of electrocardiographic signals on magnetic tape for scanning and selection of significant but fleeting changes that might otherwise escape notice.
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Holter 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.
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Hol·ter mon·i·tor

(hōl'tĕr mon'i-tŏr)
A technique for long-term, continuous recording of electrocardiographic signals on magnetic tape for scanning and selection of significant but fleeting changes that might otherwise escape notice. The device is used as the patient conducts normal activities of daily living.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Holter monitor

A small machine, worn by a patient usually for 24 hours, that continuously records the patient's EKG during usual daily activity.
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Norman, U.S. biophysicist, 1914-1983.
Holter monitor - ambulatory monitoring technique used to obtain uninterrupted electrocardiographic signal readings.
Holter pump
Holter shunt
Holter tube
Holter valve
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Ambulatory Electrocardiography: Continuous 24-h ambulatory ECG was performed using 12lead ambulatory electrocardiogram equipped with Impresario automatic analysis system (Del Mar Reynolds Medical Ltd America).
This guideline is from 2000 and found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against ambulatory electrocardiography to detect atrial fibrillation for patients after stroke or TIA.
Other diagnostic tests, such as ambulatory electrocardiography, TT test, EP study, or external loop recorder, are sometimes inconclusive because of the infrequency of the event that caused the syncope.
Cardiac arrhythmias in a healthy elderly population; detection by 24 hour ambulatory electrocardiography. Chest 1982;81:302.

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