The Holter Monitor and Event Monitor Allows Us to Catch Irregular Heart Issues
Unfortunately, a regular electrocardiogram (EKG) is not always sufficient at catching some cardiovascular issues. For instance, irregular heartbeats and palpitations come and go. Because an EKG takes a picture of your heart’s performance at a specific point in time, it’s possible your symptoms won’t manifest during the exam. That’s where the Holter monitor and Event monitor comes in. The Holter monitor and Event monitor is a battery-operated, portable machine – also called an ambulatory electrocardiogram – that continuously monitors your heart’s performance over time. This extended period allows our cardiac specialist to catch and diagnose whatever symptoms you’re experiencing. Holter monitor and Event monitor tests allow CVMA Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley to provide better service to our patients.
We Use The Data Gleaned From Holter Monitors and Event Monitors to Treat You
Holter monitors and Event monitors are entirely painless. First, our physician at Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley will attach the monitor to your chest. From there, you can resume all of your normal activities – aside from showering – through the duration of the test. Once the test is over, you’ll visit Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley again, and we’ll go over the results with you. Most importantly, you can rely on us to devise a personalized and compassionate treatment plan with you, one that takes your opinions and circumstances into account. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all approaches.
What Happens Next?
What happens if the Holter monitor or Event monitor reveals issues? The first step is not to worry. Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley is skilled at finding innovative and tried-and-tested solutions to heart problems. Most of the time, dietary and lifestyle changes will address the issue. If we discover an arrhythmia – an irregular heartbeat – you should be aware they are usually harmless. The Holter monitor and Event Monitor allows our cardiac specialist to measure the risk of severe heart disorders. These tests become more critical as you age. Don’t delay having your heart check. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. To learn more, contact us today and schedule an appointment.
We Use Holter Monitors and Event Monitors to Measure Your Heart Rhythm
Holter and Event Monitors are essential tools of the trade for experienced cardiovascular specialist, as they present a pain-free way of measuring our patients’ overall cardio health. In addition to standard EKGs, Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley also uses Holter monitors and Event monitor to measure our patients’ predisposition and risk of severe heart disease. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.