How Are Heart-Rhythm Abnormalities Diagnosed?

The third podcast in the What are Palpitations? series focuses on what tools/techniques your care providers have to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms. A brief outline includes:

  1. Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  2. Twenty-four-hour Holter monitor
  3. Two- to four-week outpatient telemetry monitor
  4. Hospital telemetry
  5. Smartphone-based applications
  6. Tilt-table test
  7. Implantable loop recorders
  8. Summary

Please check back with the Heart Rhythm Center for future podcasts to include:

  • Work-up and Evaluation of Heart-Rhythm Disorders (Meeting the Heart-Rhythm Physician)
  • What Are the Common Supraventricular (Top-Chamber) Tachycardias?
  • What Is Atrial Fibrillation?
  • What Are the Common Ventricular (Bottom-Chamber) Tachycardias?
  • Treatment Options for Arrhythmias
  • The Electrophysiology Study and Ablation Procedure
  • Possible Complications of Electrophysiology Studies and Ablations
  • Postoperative Care after an EP Study (and possible ablation)
  • Psychosocial Impact of Arrhythmias

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