Home | Contact | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms and conditions
User Name
Health Anxiety Health Anxiety. Please check other sub-forums first to see if your problem should be posted there instead. E.G. the IBS forum, the symptoms forum, male/female issues. Please also read this Website page: Health Anxiety
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-09, 14:43
lrforge lrforge is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 180
? re: echo vs holter

No one has been able to answer this for me-anywhere...hoping you can help.

How does an echocardiogram compare to doing a holter?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-09, 15:48
Shelly80 Shelly80 is offline
New member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 78
Re: ? re: echo vs holter

Hi there,

Ok, I'm not 100% sure but I believe the holter is to record and study your heart to identify any arrhythmia. The echo is to get a good look at the structural health of your heart. I've studied the internet WAY too much. Part of my problem.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-09, 16:15
marius marius is offline
New member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 59
Re: ? re: echo vs holter

An echocardiogram uses ultrasound to get an image of your heart; holter is a portable device which monitors your heart activity during several hours, usually 24 or more. Which one is better? Well, they are used for different purposes, so none of them is "better". It depends on what you are looking for. Only a cardiologist can tell you if you need holter or an echocardiogram.
~~ "How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?" - Fight Club ~~
Reply With Quote

echo, holter

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skipped beats on a holter chemlabrat Medical Tests/Procedures 2 30-09-10 18:15
Can you help me understand the holter monitor results?!?!? Kelly326 Medical Tests/Procedures 4 26-01-09 13:45
Just had Echo done TracyL Health Anxiety 9 08-11-07 23:01
oh no my echo sy79 Health Anxiety 2 22-03-07 09:33
Echo birdinumnum Health Anxiety 5 26-01-07 15:40

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.