Holter Monitoring (AECG) is the most common diagnostic tool to monitor a patient’s ECG while performing daily activities. Although technology & use have evolved over recent decades, the viability of the study remains a foundation for medical professionals worldwide. Most clinicians agree that there is still no replacement for Holter monitoring.
Our objective is to share more than 15 years of experience to provide physicians & medical professionals with the most up-to-date and useful information related to Holter monitoring.
Holter Monitoring is generally defined as 24 hour recording of continuous Electrocardiographic (ECG) information but with the advent of new technology, we now have up to 30 days of continuous ECG recording (referred to as Long Term Continuous AECG). Holter Monitoring is used to capture both symptomatic & asymptomatic cardiac abnormalities.
Holter Monitoring has traditionally been known as the gold standard in ambulatory ECG monitoring. Although there are many indications of use, not all viable indications of use are covered by Medicare and Private Insurance.
There is new evidence that 3 – 30 day Holter Monitor is far superior in diagnostic yield / detecting intermittent arrhythmias and abnormalities that may go undetected in a traditional short term Holter Monitor
Patch Holter Monitoring is the first form of wearable AECG monitoring to hit the US market. Traditional Patch monitoring is a single lead worn for a period of 3 – 14 days. Patch Holter monitoring is helpful for monitoring R to R intervals (A Fib monitoring) but may be limited in value for complex arrhythmia monitoring due to the presence of only a single vector of ECG data & a monitoring duration that cannot exceed 14 days.
Medicare and insurance providers are continually revising guidelines of use for ambulatory cardiac monitoring. our analysis helps provide clarity to much of the grey area for appropriate use for Holter & Cardiac Event Monitoring
The landscape in the traditional Holter monitoring market has changed significantly in the recent years. As a result, many Holter monitoring companies have changed to meet the evolving demands of the market.
Are you looking for new Holter Monitors? Our expert analysis provides detailed information on available monitors, analysis software & Holter monitoring service companies.
Many of the Holter manufacturers will sell their products to resellers / service companies that extend their services to deliver a different experience.