Holter monitor results

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   Posted 9/14/2012 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, this is my first time on this forum.

I recently had a 24hr holter done and have a few questions about the results. To give a bit of a background, I'm 25yrs old previously very fit and healthy. The past year I have been experiencing upper abdo pain mostly on the right with some dull chest pain. Abdo U/S and blood were all clear with only total bilirubin being slightly elevated. My GI thought a parasite due to my recent travels in S.America. After a couple courses of antibiotics and an endoscope the abdo pain has mostly cleared up. However I still have dull chest pain that is more to the left and does not seem to radiate. I also get bouts of palpitations and have an increased HR.

The holter results summary is as follows
Sinus rhythm appeared to persist throughout; sinus arrhythmia notes at times. Average HR 93, max 173 and min 49/min. St level ranged from -1.80mm to +1.68mm. (looking at the times notes I was sitting jn class when I hit 173bpm which I cerntinaly felt)

Also noted was 75 SV tachycardias and no paraxysmal SV tachycardia.

What I'm wondering is this range jn ST elevation/depression normal? And 75 SV tachys? The GP said all was fine as he was concerned with PSVT but is testing my bloods for thyroid ad such as an average HR of 93 is way to high. When I return for the blood results I will ask about ST ranges but was after some info from here so I can be prepared.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Post Edited (Jackidear) : 9/13/2012 11:40:39 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/14/2012 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jacki,

I don't understand a lot of what you posted, but wanted to welcome you to the forum. I hope that everything will be okay. You seem very young to be experiencing these problems.

Keep posting, others will be on to help you.

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   Posted 9/14/2012 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Jackidear,
Welcome to Healing Well.  I have read through your holter report and wanted to break down the kinds of tachycardia.
There are 3 types of tachycardia:
Sinus Tachycardia
Atrial or Supraventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia.
The results of your test should be read and explained to you by a cardiologist. A cardiologist knows exactly what they are looking at when they read your Holter results. You posted that you GP was concerned about PSVT.  PSVT is a very fast heart rate that begins and ends suddenly. PSVT occurs due to problems with the electrical connection between the atria and the ventricles. In PSVT, electrical signals that begin in the atria and travel to the ventricles can reenter the atria, causing extra heartbeats. This type of arrhythmia is not usually dangerous and tends to occur in young people. It can happen during vigorous exercise.
Your report states " no paraxysmal SV tachycardia" therefore that does not appear to be your problem from what I see here in the report.
We are strictly a peer support group here in the forums and therefore we do not dx or interpret tests results. 
Wish I could be of more help but please do write your questions down before you see your Dr. and ask him to explain in layman's terms when he is giving you his opinion.
Good luck,
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