Optimal Use of Ambulatory Monitoring Prior to Hospital Discharge Following Acute Myocardial Infarction
Ambulatory (Holter) electrocardiographic monitoring was first introduced over 20 years ago , and during the past ten years there has been widespread application of this technique to postinfarction patients [2–4]. Advancement in technology and the quality of the Holter recordings has produced an enormous data base that has outstripped our understanding of the clinical significance of the recorded events. Holter monitoring of postinfarction patients prior to hospital discharge is nearly a routine procedure in most institutions, but how can the information generated be utilized to optimize patient care? What are we looking for when we request a Holter recording on a patient after myocardial infarction?
KeywordsVentricular Arrhythmia Left Bundle Branch Block Holter Monitoring Ambulatory Monitoring Ventricular Ectopic Beat
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