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How can you determine heart palpitation in infants?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

"palpitation" is a symptom and infants can't complain of symptoms.
However, you can detect an arrhythmia by palpating the pulse, listening to the heart, or placing the baby on a heart monitor or doing an ekg.

In brief: No

"palpitation" is a symptom and infants can't complain of symptoms.
However, you can detect an arrhythmia by palpating the pulse, listening to the heart, or placing the baby on a heart monitor or doing an ekg.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Define palpitation?

The idea that a baby could sense a heart rhythm abnormality and react to it is an interesting ?.
If the ? Is more: can we detect irregular beats? Yes. They are evident on listening to the heart, a heart monitor or extended EKG rhythm strip. Infants can vary a lot hour to hour in their rate, may have occasional ventricular beats or varied atrial beats & still be within normal limits.

In brief: Define palpitation?

The idea that a baby could sense a heart rhythm abnormality and react to it is an interesting ?.
If the ? Is more: can we detect irregular beats? Yes. They are evident on listening to the heart, a heart monitor or extended EKG rhythm strip. Infants can vary a lot hour to hour in their rate, may have occasional ventricular beats or varied atrial beats & still be within normal limits.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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