Holter » halter

Chiefly in:   halter monitor

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Dr. Harman ordered blood tests and the use of a Halter Monitor. (US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Sep 30, 1992)
  • Yes, it’s a cardiac halter monitor… they strapped one on me for 7 days when I was pregnant with Sarah, because I was at increased risk. (link)
  • However, her cardiologist wanted Mary to wear a halter monitor for twenty-four hours, to make sure the fainting episode hadn’t been caused by an irregularity in her heart beat, rather than simply standing up too fast. (on-line diary of ralph robert moore, September 28, 2002)
  • On the halter monitor you’re essentially looking for any evidence of abnormal heart rhythms occurring. (PBS Newshour, June 29, 2001)

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The Holter monitor is named after its inventor, Norman Holter (1914-1983).

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/09/24 |


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    Commentary by David Simpson , 2005/10/23 at 4:40 pm

    I can guess that some of holter/halter confusion comes from the way the monitor is worn.
    The straps hold the recording device around the wearer’s neck might seem like a halter.

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