Symptoms that commonly lead to suspicion of arrhythmia are palpitations, syncope, presyncope, or congestive heart failure. The physician must evaluate the patient’s overall status rather than the rhythm disturbance in isolation.
What are the major indications for Holter monitors?
Detection of a suspected rhythm disturbance
Evaluation after myocardial infarction
Evaluation of high-risk cardiac patient
Evaluation after cardiac surgery
Diagnosis of silent ischemia
Diagnosis of suspected myocardial ischemia
Evaluation of therapy, i.e., antiarrhythmic drugs, pacemaker function, cardiac ablation
Evaluation of heart-rate variability