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Dude will be 2 this summer and I was wondering if you guys recommend a cardiologist in my area.

How do Holter tests work? Do I need to see a Dr before the test or after the test to go over results? When do they do the echo? What is the process?

Thanks guys!
 

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Dude will be 2 this summer and I was wondering if you guys recommend a cardiologist in my area.

How do Holter tests work? Do I need to see a Dr before the test or after the test to go over results? When do they do the echo? What is the process?

Thanks guys!
You can search for a cardiologist by state here:

ACVIM

My dogs already see a cardiologist for regular echocardiograms (just as important as a 24 hour holter),so when I get holter results, I forward them to their doc for review. If you don't have a cardiologist, Alba medical will have their doc interpret the holter results for you for a fee, I think it's $80.
 

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We do everything through our cardiologist (vs owning our own holter). For a holter appointment, it goes so:

We meet with the cardiologist and he does a routine exam and auscultation and then the staff will shave Niz's chest where the electrodes go and will put the electrodes and holter system on him. 24 hrs later, I take everything off, stuff it in the mail and it goes back to the cardiologist. Then the cardiologist calls me with the findings, we discuss it, and he emails me the full 10 page report. Hope that helps.
 
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