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Can an EKG find anything wrong when your heart flutters?
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
When you feel fluttering in your chest, it may be due to irregular, rapid heart beat, i.
e. "arrythmia." if that is the case, the ekg will only show the abnormality if it is hooked up at the exact moment the symptoms occur, i.e. When the abnormal rhythm is present. (prolonged monitoring, with devices worn at home, can be used to try to capture the rhythm when symptoms of palpitations occur.).

In brief: Depends
When you feel fluttering in your chest, it may be due to irregular, rapid heart beat, i.
e. "arrythmia." if that is the case, the ekg will only show the abnormality if it is hooked up at the exact moment the symptoms occur, i.e. When the abnormal rhythm is present. (prolonged monitoring, with devices worn at home, can be used to try to capture the rhythm when symptoms of palpitations occur.).
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, if you are having the flutters at the time it is being done, then it will tell if the heart rhythm is normal or abnormal.

In brief: Yes
Yes, if you are having the flutters at the time it is being done, then it will tell if the heart rhythm is normal or abnormal.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. George Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Possible.
You can have a normal ekg and still have symptoms of fluttering or palpitations.
You may need a 24 hr holter monitoring to evaluate the arrhythmia!

In brief: Possible.
You can have a normal ekg and still have symptoms of fluttering or palpitations.
You may need a 24 hr holter monitoring to evaluate the arrhythmia!
Dr. George Mathew
Dr. George Mathew
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