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how is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?

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Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Ekg: Multiple different ways such as physical exam, most of them usually have to be confirmed by e k g.
Answered on Jul 22, 2013
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
EKG /Physical exam: Different ways. Listening to the heart there is obvious irregular rhythm with irregular rate. The electrocardiogram is diagnostic. Some times atrial fibrillation may appeared transiently or paroxystically. A holter monitor or cardiac monitor could show the characteristic features of the EKG changes.
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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EKG: An irregular pulse especially if rapid would suggest possible atrial fibrillation. An EKG would confirm the diagnosis.
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