14 Day Holter Monitor
There is evolving evidence that a 14 day continuous ECG recording has superior prognostic value than that of a traditional 24 or 48 hour Holter Monitoring. This information is available readily in the news as there are new companies introducing new forms of long term continuous monitoring in the form of a patch and smaller devices with extended continuous monitoring capabilities.
There is little dispute that more information is gathered in a 14 Holter Monitor than the traditional 24 Hour recording. Many now claim that a 14 day Holter Monitor is capable of capturing various forms of arrhythmias such as intermittent atrial fibrillation to improve stratification and risk for stroke. In the rare cases where a long term continuous monitor is needed (14 day Holter), there are several cardiac monitoring companies that have Holter Monitors capable of recording up to 14 days of continuous data.
Further, many experts believe that Mobile Cardiac Telemetry is superior in that it (not only) acts as a continuous ECG recording monitor, but it is exponentially more useful in that it can automatically detect and transmit the information in real time. If the information is captured in 5 days, why would the patient want to be monitored for 14 days? Plus, many of the Mobile Cardiac Telemetry devices can record continuous ECG information in a true 3 channel making MCT a viable diagnostic option in these cases.