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.

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.

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.

Holter monitor

Etymology: Norman J. Holter, American biophysicist, 1914-1983; L, monere, to remind
a trademark for a device for making prolonged electrocardiograph recordings (usually 24 hours) on a portable tape recorder while the patient conducts normal daily activities. The patient also may keep an activity diary for the purpose of comparing daily events with electrocardiographic tracings. Also called ambulatory electrocardiograph.

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.

Holter monitor

A small machine, worn by a patient usually for 24 hours, that continuously records the patient's EKG during usual daily activity.


Norman, U.S. biophysicist, 1914-1983.
Holter monitor - ambulatory monitoring technique used to obtain uninterrupted electrocardiographic signal readings.
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In contrast, an arrhythmia was identified or excluded in 11 of 36 patients crossed over to the loop recorder following a negative Holter monitor study.
The Company also provides other noninvasive medical equipment including Holter monitors and ambulatory blood pressure monitors.
Over the past few years, Holter monitors and other ambulatory devices have increased in use, allowing early diagnosis and disease management not only by cardiologists but by general practitioners.
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The company's initial product is the Bio-Patch Wireless Holter Monitor, a patented and FDA-approved disposable bandage-like strip which allows patients to proceed with normal activities while their biometric data is collected and transmitted to a monitoring center on a near real-time, 24-hour basis for analysis.
This can take place in terms of technology, as in the case of our Bio-Patch Wireless Holter Monitor, or by simply looking at things a new way and acting on a situation in a new way.
External devices include Holter monitors, event recorders, external loop recorders, and mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry.
Holter monitors are small, portable, and battery-powered devices that help monitor and measure the electrical activity of a person's heart continuously for 1-2 days.