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What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Palpitations

One may feel a "flutter", "skip", "thump" for single beats or "pounding", or "racing" for continued rhythm disturbance.
These are all descriptions often reported when the heart beats out of its normal steady rhythm and, collectively, are termed "arrhythmia." it's diagnosed on ekg or more prolonged cardiac recordings called "holter" (24 - 48 hours) or event monitoring (a month or more).

In brief: Palpitations

One may feel a "flutter", "skip", "thump" for single beats or "pounding", or "racing" for continued rhythm disturbance.
These are all descriptions often reported when the heart beats out of its normal steady rhythm and, collectively, are termed "arrhythmia." it's diagnosed on ekg or more prolonged cardiac recordings called "holter" (24 - 48 hours) or event monitoring (a month or more).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Monitoring

The best way to identify a rhythm problem (arrhythmia) is to record it with a cardiac monitor, Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor (for infrequent arrhythmias).
Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days. It always helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms

In brief: Monitoring

The best way to identify a rhythm problem (arrhythmia) is to record it with a cardiac monitor, Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor (for infrequent arrhythmias).
Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days. It always helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
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