Current issues in alcohol

August 2011

Clinical

Ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring

Volume 40, No.8, August 2011 Pages 596-598

Alex McLellan

Uwais Mohamed

This article forms part of our ‘Tests and results’ series for 2011 which aims to provide information about common tests that general practitioners order regularly. It considers areas such as indications, what to tell the patient, what the test can and cannot tell you, and interpretation of results.

What is ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring?

Ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring (AECG) involves electrically monitoring a person’s cardiac rhythm over a period of time while they go about their day-to-day activities. The different types of AECG are: Holter monitors, event recorders, and implantable loop recorders (ILRs).

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Correspondence afp@racgp.org.au

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