Patient Comments: Abnormal Heart Rhythms - Diagnosis


How was your heart rhythm disorders diagnosed? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Knucled54, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: February 07

I was diagnosed when I had EKG after symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder began appearing.

Comment from: Benard, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 19

My heart rhythm disorder was diagnosed initially by my personal physician during my routine health checkup. It was discovered during a stress test. I was scheduled to see a specialist who conducted an echo, Holter, and another stress test. The results of these test led to a heart catheterization to find out if there is a block in the heart and apply stents if necessary to hopefully correct the abnormal heart beat.

Comment from: WarrantCWO, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 23

I've had intermittent irregular heartbeats and racing heartbeats for many years. I've mentioned it to doctors at various times, and a couple of times an EKG was ordered. Of course, because it's intermittent my EKGs were always normal. This month (Jan 2014) I happened to be in the doctor’s office for something else when I "oh by the way" mentioned it was happening again. My doctor checked with a stethoscope and voila, there it was. He ordered an in-office EKG, and finally after many years it was documented. He prescribed metoprolol 25mg to be taken when symptoms start. I took one for the first time last night, and it seemed to calm down my heart.


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