24 Hour Canine Heart Tests - Sample reports



Which breeds need holter checks?

About dog hearts & testing

Renting a holter monitor

Borrowing the Apex holter

Buying a holter monitor

Shaving/Position of Electrodes

Apex Boxers Email address

Apex Boxers, New Zealand

APEX HOME





Which breeds need holter checks?

About dog hearts & testing

Renting a holter monitor

Borrowing the Apex holter

Buying a holter monitor

Shaving/Position of Electrodes

Apex Boxers Email address

Apex Boxers, New Zealand

APEX HOME






Which breeds need holter checks?

About dog hearts & testing

Renting a holter monitor

Borrowing the Apex holter

Buying a holter monitor

Shaving/Position of Electrodes

Apex Boxers Email address

Apex Boxers, New Zealand

APEX HOME






Which breeds need holter checks?

About dog hearts & testing

Renting a holter monitor

Borrowing the Apex holter

Buying a holter monitor

Shaving/Position of Electrodes

Apex Boxers Email address

Apex Boxers, New Zealand

APEX HOME





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Making sense of your report

Understanding what the monitor report means is clearly important. Your report from Alba Medical usually arrives as a PDF file via email - sample reports are provided below. This heart 'test' is not a simple pass/fail outcome. The web resources About dog hearts & testing I have provided will help you to understand what results mean.

If you get unusual (or bad) results you will probably want to discuss results with your vet (if they have a particular knowledge of cardiology), or consult with a cardiologist - Alba Medical has a cardiologist you can consult or contact one closer to home - having the holter report in hand will make the process relatively easy.

For Boxers the Ventricular beats and PVC SUMMARY parts of the report are the most useful - a very small number of PVCs can be considered normal but you want a low number of single PVCs (eg less than 50), and few or no pairs or runs. More information on those heart testing links.




Sample heart holter reports from Alba Medical

Link to complete PDF file of report on a dog with a very good result. First page is a summary, following pages give very detailed information on heart activity during the period, particularly any abnormal activity.

Samples of just the summary information from 3 different reports below:

SAMPLE 1: PERFECT RESULT

Wilson, Bruno was monitored for a total of 24:01 hours. The total time analyzed was 23:50 hours. Start time was 9:27PM1. There were a total of 108607 beats. ( 0%) were Ventricular beats, ( 0%) were Supraventricular beats, and ( 0%) were Paced beats.
Mean Heart Rate: 76
Maximum Heart Rate: 216 at 11:46:28PM1
Minimum Heart Rate: 31 at 2:13:01PM2
Pauses: 0 (Greater than 5.0 sec.)
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Ventricular Ectopy Supraventricular (SVPBs disabled)
Total: 0
20% Early/Late: 0 / 0
Pairs: 0
Total Runs: 0
Beats in Runs: 0
#beats @rate
Longest Run: 0 @ 9:27PM1 0
Fastest Run: 0 @ 9:27PM1 0
RonT: 0
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RR Variability ST Absolute
SDNN: 414 ms. Depression: -4.00 mm
pNN50: 57.89 % Elevation: 5.12 mm
RMSSD: 370 ms.
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Comments:
PVC SUMMARY
SINGLE=0
PAIRS=0
RUNS=0




SAMPLE 2: EXCELLENT RESULT

Brown, Fido was monitored for a total of 24:45 hours. The total time analyzed was 21:56 hours. Start time was 5:33PM1. There were a total of 109757 beats. (0.00%) were Ventricular beats, ( 0%) were Supraventricular beats, and ( 0%) were Paced beats.
Mean Heart Rate: 83
Maximum Heart Rate: 234 at 7:24:32PM1
Minimum Heart Rate: 38 at 1:05:47PM2
Pauses: 0 (Greater than 5.0 sec.)
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Ventricular Ectopy Supraventricular (SVPBs disabled)
Total: 2
20% Early/Late: 1 / 1
Pairs: 0
Total Runs: 0
Beats in Runs: 0
#beats @rate
Longest Run: 0 @ 5:33PM1 0
Fastest Run: 0 @ 5:33PM1 0
RonT: 0
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RR Variability ST Absolute
SDNN: 373 ms. Depression: -4.37 mm
pNN50: 53.73 % Elevation: 8.37 mm
RMSSD: 356 ms.
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Comments:
PVC SUMMARY
Single=2
Pairs=0
Runs=0





SAMPLE 3: NOT A GOOD RESULT

RELATIVELY HIGH NUMBER OF PVCS (388), AND ONE RUN OF 5 BEATS (RUNS AND PAIRS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN SINGLE BEATS)

Smith, Pluto was monitored for a total of 24:01 hours. The total time analyzed was 23:45 hours. Start time was 10:27PM1. There were a total of 108116 beats. (0.35%) were Ventricular beats, ( 0%) were Supraventricular beats,and ( 0%) were Paced beats.
Mean Heart Rate: 76
Maximum Heart Rate: 200 at 12:30:52AM2
Minimum Heart Rate: 31 at 2:25:35PM2
Pauses: 0 (Greater than 5.0 sec.)
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Ventricular Ectopy Supraventricular (SVPBs disabled)
Total: 389
20% Early/Late: 359 / 25
Pairs: 0
Total Runs: 1
Beats in Runs: 5
#beats @rate
Longest Run: 5 @ 4:35PM2 155
Fastest Run: 5 @ 4:35PM2 155
RonT: 0
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RR Variability ST Absolute
SDNN: 369 ms. Depression: *** mm
pNN50: 53.52 % Elevation: *** mm
RMSSD: 320 ms.
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Comments:
PVC SUMMARY
SINGLE=388
PAIRS=0
RUNS=1



Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me:
Daniela Rosenstreich, Phone (NZ) 021 993 543, (int) ++ 21 993543 Email: Apex Boxers Email address.