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Cardiac Event Monitor Services in Pittsburgh, PA

Holter and Event Monitoring

Welcome to Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, a private practice in Pittsburgh, PA, dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical care available. Our goal is to ensure every patient receives courteous, timely, and compassionate care from our experienced team of cardiologists and advanced practice providers

We understand the importance of accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans, which is why we utilize advanced monitoring technology, including Holter and event monitoring. These tools provide our team with continuous data to monitor and analyze cardiac activity, allowing us to identify irregularities and develop personalized treatment plans for our patients.

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we believe that everyone deserves access to outstanding medical care. That's why we strive to maintain an exceptional standard of practice, ensuring that each patient is treated with the respect and individualized attention they deserve.

If you’re ready to feel the difference with the top cardiologists in Monroeville, PA, and Pittsburgh’s Shadyside, request your first appointment with Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine today.


Heart Monitoring Using Holter

Holter Test for Heart Care & Monitoring

Understanding Your Holter Heart Monitor

Holter and event monitoring are non-invasive diagnostic tools used to monitor and record a patient's heart rhythm over a period of time. These tests can help identify heart problems that might not be detected during a routine office visit or simple EKG.

Holter Monitoring

During a Holter monitoring test, a patient wears a small, portable device that continuously records their heart's electrical activity for 24-48 hours. This test can help detect the following:

  • Arrhythmias, which are irregular heartbeats
  • Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where upper chambers of the heart beat erratically
  • Tachycardia, a condition where the heart beats faster than usual
  • Bradycardia, a condition where the heart beats slower than usual
  • Syncope, fainting or loss of consciousness

The recorded data from a Holter monitor is analyzed by a cardiac specialist to identify any abnormalities and develop a treatment plan.

Event Monitoring

Event monitoring is similar to a Holter monitor, but the device records the heart rhythm only when the patient feels symptoms like palpitations or lightheadedness. A patient can wear an event monitor for up to 30 days, depending on their symptoms, to capture any irregularities.

This test is helpful to diagnose conditions like:

  • Frequent arrhythmias
  • Intermittent palpitations
  • Episodes of tachycardia
  • Unexplained syncope

If you are experiencing symptoms like dizziness, palpitations, or fainting, Holter or event monitoring can help diagnose the underlying heart condition. At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we offer state-of-the-art Holter and event monitoring services to our patients to help provide accurate diagnoses. Contact us today to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will wearing a Holter monitor restrict my daily activities?

No, a Holter monitor is a small, portable device that can be worn discreetly under clothing. Patients can continue their normal daily activities, including exercise and sleep, while wearing the monitor. However, it's important to avoid contact with water, like showering or swimming, during the 24-48 hour monitoring period.

How long does it take to receive the results of a Holter or event monitoring test?

Once the monitoring period is complete, we receive a report from the monitoring company. Depending on the testing service utilized and the individual service provider, you may receive results within 24 to 72 hours after the use of the device is discontinued.

Does your cardiac doctor near me accept insurance?

Yes! As a private practice, Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine accepts insurance from a wide range of providers, including UPMC and Highmark. That said, it’s best to check with your specific insurance company to understand what’s covered and what isn’t.

How can I get started with the best cardiologist near me?

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we want it to be as easy as possible for our patients to get started on the road to better heart health. Just use our simple online tool to request your first appointment at one of our hospital locations today.

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