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Heart Rhythm Monitoring from Wolfson Integrative Cardiology


Detecting an abnormal heart rhythm

Heart Rhythm MonitoringA Holter monitor continuously records a patient’s ECG for 24 hours. Because the recording covers the entire 24 hours, Holter monitoring is much more likely to detect an abnormal heart rhythm when compared to the standard ECG which lasts 12 seconds. Since it can be worn during the patient’s regular daily activities, it helps Dr. Wolfson correlate symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations (a sensation of fast or irregular heart rhythm), fatigue, shortness of breath or black outs to any abnormal heart rhythm. The monitor comes with a diary for the patient to record symptoms and the time they occurred.

Some reasons for a Holter monitor recording include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • to evaluate chest pain not reproduced with exercise testing
  • to evaluate other signs and symptoms which may be heart-related, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting
  • to identify irregular heartbeats or palpitations
  • to assess risk for future heart-related events in certain conditions, such as idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart due to unknown reasons), post-heart attack with dysfunction of the left side of the heart, or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (a condition in which an additional electrical pathway carries an impulse from the atria to the ventricles, causing rhythm problems)
  • to assess the function of an implanted pacemaker
  • to determine the effectiveness of therapy for complex arrhythmias

For more information, contact us or call 480-535-6844.

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