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How much does it take to diagnose an arrhythmia?
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Capturing it
As a clinician you can strongly suspect it from a patient's description of symptoms but to accurately diagnose it you need to be able to record a symptomatic episode with some form of ECG (there are many modalities available that allow recording episodes even remotely).

In brief: Capturing it
As a clinician you can strongly suspect it from a patient's description of symptoms but to accurately diagnose it you need to be able to record a symptomatic episode with some form of ECG (there are many modalities available that allow recording episodes even remotely).
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: EKG
Like any diagnosis, the history and physical provides clues, then, ideally, the arrhythmia would be present on a 12-lead EKG; however, the way an arrhythmia starts & stops can be recorded on a heart rhythm monitor. Some monitors are worn for days to months.
Implantable monitors look for years. An invasive electrophysiologic (EP) study can provide critical details. See heart rhythm specialist.

In brief: EKG
Like any diagnosis, the history and physical provides clues, then, ideally, the arrhythmia would be present on a 12-lead EKG; however, the way an arrhythmia starts & stops can be recorded on a heart rhythm monitor. Some monitors are worn for days to months.
Implantable monitors look for years. An invasive electrophysiologic (EP) study can provide critical details. See heart rhythm specialist.
Dr. Warren Foster
Dr. Warren Foster
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Arrhythmia
there are several methods from ECG to Holter and even sometimes implantable devices to diagnose an arrhythmia .
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In brief: Arrhythmia
there are several methods from ECG to Holter and even sometimes implantable devices to diagnose an arrhythmia .
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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