Cardiac Monitoring

Overview

Definition

Ambulatory cardiac monitoring watches and records heart activity during the day. Most devices are about the size of a mobile phone.

Heartbeat on EKG Monitor
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Possible Complications

This test does not cause problems.

SymptomsandDiagnosis

Treatments

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a (Holter Monitoring; Ambulatory Electrocardiography [EKG])

RESOURCES

American Heart Association http://www.heart.org 

Heart Rhythm Society http://www.hrsonline.org 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca 

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.com 

References

Ambulatory cardiac telemetry monitoring. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at:  https://www.dynamed.com/evaluation/ambulatory-cardiac-telemetry-monitoring . Updated June 7, 2017. Accessed November 19, 2019.

Ambulatory monitors. Cleveland Clinic Heart Center website. Available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/electrocard/ambmonitor.aspx. Updated April 22, 2019. Accessed November 19, 2019.

Priori SG, Blomström-Lundqvist C, et al. 2015 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death. Endorsed by: Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC). Eur Heart J. 2015 Nov 1;36(41):2793-2867.