cardiac arrhythmia symptoms

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Should tests for patients with established or suspected arrhythmia be done in a particular order?

The clinical setting has as great a significance as the arrhythmia on choice of work-up and possible risk to the patient. Some arrhythmias are potentially fatal regardless of the clinical setting, whereas others are potentially dangerous because of the clinical setting. The usual progression is from the less expensive, simpler noninvasive test to tests that […] Read more

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What symptoms lead to suspicion of arrhythmia?

Symptoms that commonly lead to suspicion of arrhythmia are palpitations, syncope, presyncope, or congestive heart failure. The physician must evaluate the patient’s overall status rather than the rhythm disturbance in isolation. What are the major indications for Holter monitors? Detection of a suspected rhythm disturbance Syncope work-up Evaluation after myocardial infarction Evaluation of high-risk cardiac […] Read more