Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring

Methods and Applications
  • Paul Kligfield
Part of the The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)


Heart rate and rhythm, even in clinically normal subjects, can exhibit a wide range of daily variability as the body responds to changes in physical exertion, emotional state, and neurohumoral tone. Obviously, a standard electrocardiogram (ECG), which records the electrical activity of the heart during the course of several seconds with the subject at rest, provides limited information regarding the response of the heart to daily activity. However, the development of methods for the continuous recording and analysis of the ECG over prolonged periods of ambulatory activity can provide physiologic insight into cardiovascular responsiveness (Kligfield, 1984).


Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Arrhythmia Mitral Valve Prolapse American Heart Journal Ambulatory Monitoring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Kligfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of MedicineThe New York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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