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Anyone experienced in Holter reading?

Just got Chase's Holter results back.

The cardiologist says there are no evidence of cardiomyopathy in this sample. However, she has recorded 4 occasions of Chase's heart pausing during the slowest times of Heart Rate (sleeping). I can provide the holter reading and final report.

I have emailed her, asking if this should be a cause for concern, but I'm guessing its not since she didnt recommend any follow up or further diagnostics.

Have any of you guys experienced this? Did it get worse? Did you leave it?

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Here is the strip that the cardiologist attached to the results.
IMG_0448 by RedDobeChase, on Flickr

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Anyone experienced in Holter reading?

I wish I had a clue, but hoping it's not an issue for Chase.

Looks like a normal sinus rhythm though

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It is probably not a concern. It isn't considered an irregular heart beat unless it happens a certain amount of time within a given period. The reason you start giving these tests on them while they are still young is it gives them a base line. Now when you do it next year they will be able to compare and that. and as you have them done every year they can look and see patterns. If they are growing in frequency that is something that this would show. I hope you are also having a regular echo. The holter will only tell you the electrical impulses to the heart. The echo will tell them if there are physical changes to the heart as in thickening or thinning of the chamber walls. You are hoping they never find anything.
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It is probably not a concern. It isn't considered an irregular heart beat unless it happens a certain amount of time within a given period. The reason you start giving these tests on them while they are still young is it gives them a base line. Now when you do it next year they will be able to compare and that. and as you have them done every year they can look and see patterns. If they are growing in frequency that is something that this would show. I hope you are also having a regular echo. The holter will only tell you the electrical impulses to the heart. The echo will tell them if there are physical changes to the heart as in thickening or thinning of the chamber walls. You are hoping they never find anything.
Chase has been holtered since he was 3 years old, he is now 9 All of his Holters came back with 0's across the board, so when these pauses popped up, to me, it was different.

I did follow up with the cardiologist, and like you said, these pauses are not uncommon and are not to be concerned about

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have you been doing an echo as well?
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