Hello, I have had a holter monitor done for chest pains and missed beats , I had a 24 hour holtor , but have been told my results could take upto 6 weeks and then they will be posted to me & my GP , I have allready waited 3 weeks but am anctious and would like to ask a couple of questions if anyone could help with them.
I did phone the hospital , the nurse said the doctor had seen the report and the results could take upto 6 weeks to be recieved in the post.
1 , If there was anything wrong with the results would the hospital contact you sooner ?
2 , with the printed results , are recommendations from the cardiologist written on the report ?
any info on the actual results letter , i would appreaciate as i am currently not under a cardiologist i have just been referred for the holter monitor test and the results are being sent to me and my gp by post , kindest regards
to answer your questions (based on my understanding).
1) If there was something life-threatening or needed immediate treatment, you would have been notified right away by the doctor who reviewed the results. This doesn't mean that you don't have a condition that "may" require treatment though.
2) I think it depends on the condition and doctor reviewing the information. That said, I wore a 30-day monitor and a report was sent to my PCP but did not have any recommendations on it (not even for me to see the EP who wrote the report). My PCP wanted me to follow up with the EP to go over the results though and the condition I had didnt require treatment, which is probably why no follow-up information was indicated. I would suspect though and if the condition needed a follow-up appointment/treatment then that would be stated in the report and the doctors would be in contact with you.
Hang in there! I'm currently waiting on important test results and am at about 6 weeks of an 8 week wait.... The wait is definitely tough and very stressful.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.