[ hohl-ter ]
/ ˈhoʊl tər /
a portable electrocardiograph worn by a patient over an extended period of time to assess the effects on heart function of activities of daily living.
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Origin of Holter monitor
First recorded in 1970–75; named after Norman J. Holter (1914–83), U.S. physicist, who developed it
Words nearby Holter monitor
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Medical definitions for Holter monitor
[ hōl′tər ]
A portable device used to measure the electrical activity of the heart over an extended period of time, allowing detection of intermittent arrhythmias and other electrical disturbances.
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