Please help me understand 24hr holter results

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   Posted 6/9/2017 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a holter monitor last week and they uploaded the results to my patient portal. I also had an ECHO but they refuse to upload until after my follow up appt which is next week, Wednesday. This puts me in fear as I don't understand why they can upload one but not the other? Anyway. I am a 31 y/o female. Overweight (but lost 20lbs in may!) and smoke a pack of cigs a day. I have had on and off (every day nearly) heart palpitations and high heart rate which is what lead me to see the cardiologist and have these tests done. Any help on the report reading would be appreciated:

TOTAL Qrs - 153650
Ventricular Ectopics - 769
Surpaventricular Ectopics - 0
Paced Beats - 53
Minimum BPM - 69
Maximum BPM - 150
Average BPM - 109
Tachycardia Episodes - 139 Episodes 1129 mins
Bradychardia Episodes - 0

Ventricular info
Isolate - 749
In Bigeminal Cylces - 6
Couplets - 4
Total Runs - 4
Longest 3 beats 139bpm
Slowest 3 beats 95bpm

Any help is appreciated to understand what each thing means. Like what are paced beats? Thanks

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   Posted 6/9/2017 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Also to note he wrote on the results "episodic sinus tachycardia" and "nsr predominate" and also PVCs

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   Posted 6/10/2017 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello & welcome to Healing Well. None of us are drs here & even if we were we could not offer an opinion as it is against the forum rules. We merely speak from our own personal experiences. I have had the holt monitor testing too, but I am just not familiar enough with them to guess at the result of one. I am sorry I can't give you an answer. Hopefully, you will be seeing your cardiologist soon. Be prepared for the stop smoking, get exercise & a healthy diet routine, its going to be told to you. Let us know what you find out.

Take care.
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   Posted 6/11/2017 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
brachy slow, tachy a tad fast. sinus tachy bpm over a 100. meaning you are experiencing these and having episodes.

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   Posted 6/12/2017 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My suggestion is to just wait for your cardiologist to explain your results to you.
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