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Holter monitoring for palpitations - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I had an echocardiogram last week and was wondering when i should hear from the doctor
User :   also i have an event monitor and have sent several events to the doctor and havent heard anything
Doctor :   ok
User :   it has been 1 week today
Doctor :   u should be able to get the report by now
Doctor :   did the doctor discuss
User :   well i dont have a primary care to receive the results so i dont know if that is a problem
User :   i havent heard from the doctor since my echo
User :   well before the echo actually
Doctor :   why were u advised echocardiogram
User :   palpitations
User :   the cardiologist advised me to get one
User :   and wear an event monitor
User :   but i have done many recordings and heard nothing about those or the echo
Doctor :   r u having chest pain?
User :   not at the moment
Doctor :   did the doctor advise u to wear the event monitor for 24 hours?
User :   for a whole month
User :   and hit record when i feel something
User :   its not a Holter
Doctor :   yes holter monitoring
User :   so would it be safe to say that i can call
Doctor :   usually done for 24 hours
User :   and ask for the results or to speak with the doctor
Doctor :   yes it is safe
Doctor :   it records the hearts electrical activity
User :   i know
Doctor :   It shows you have moved away from the chat, so I close the window. Please log in again if you need further medical advice.
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