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Reasons to Perform Holter Monitor
Reasons for the Procedure
Some reasons for your physician to request a Holter monitor recording or event monitor recording include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Evaluate chest pain not reproduced with exercise testing
- Evaluate other signs and symptoms which may be heart-related, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting
- Identify irregular heartbeats or palpitations
- 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)
- Assess the function of an implanted pacemaker
- Determine the effectiveness of therapy for complex arrhythmias
There may be other reasons for your physician to recommend the use of a Holter monitor.