Chief Cardiac Physiologist at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Grantham and District Hospital), UK.
Why I love to teach
Cara Mercer is a cardiac physiologist specializing in cardiac imaging and diagnostics. She specializes in echocardiography and the insertion and removal of insertable cardiac ECG monitors. Cara established an independent advanced cardiac physiologist-led insertable cardiac monitoring service. She is also an accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE).
Courses with Cara
Latest articles with Cara
Making sense of common Holter ECG findings
There are some findings on a Holter monitor recording you expect, for example atrial fibrillation or premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). How do you report on it in clear and precise language? Our expert highlights common findings and reviews terms you should use to describe them.
Reviewing the ECG of the Holter monitor
The patient comes back with a completed Holter monitor recording. How do you get started reviewing hours of ECG records? To what extent can you trust the analyzer software? Our expert explains the cornerstones of Holter interpretation, including finding the baseline ECG rhythm, looking for pauses, brady- and tachycardias, and reviewing fragments associated with symptomatic episodes.
Choosing between ECG monitoring devices—Holter or no Holter? That is the question!
Would an event recorder, a smartwatch, or even an implantable device be a better fit for your patient?