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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
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Moreover, the increasing preference for minimally invasive diagnostic tools and preventive healthcare devices is impelling the growth of the cardiac Holter monitor market.
If a 12-lead ECG suggests sinus tachycardia with narrow QRS complexes and no secondary cause, a 24-hour Holter monitor is recommended
The global cardiac holter monitor market was worth US$ 349.2 Million in 2018 and is expected to Reach a Value of US$ 503.8 Million by 2024, registering a CAGR of 6.3% during 2019-2024.
Of 52 patients randomized to the Holter monitor, 2 had an arrhythmia identified or excluded.
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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.
Applications include defibrillation/multi-function electrodes, specialty EEG electrodes, holter monitors, advanced cardiac monitoring, transdermal drug delivery devices and other medical electronics.
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Spacelabs Burdick supplies ECG cardiographs, Holter monitors, stress testing systems and cardiology information systems.
The mean numbers of ventricular ectopic and supraventricular ectopic events recorded by the Holter monitors were not significantly different for any of the groups during treatment, nor were there any clinically meaningful differences in ECG interval observed.