Exams and Tests
electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG) is the best and simplest
way to find out whether you have
atrial fibrillation. It is usually done along
medical history and physical exam.
If your doctor suspects
that you have atrial fibrillation that comes and goes, he or she may ask you to
use a device to record your heart rhythm for a while. This is
referred to by several names, including
ambulatory electrocardiogram, ambulatory EKG, Holter
monitoring, 24-hour EKG, and cardiac event monitoring. Your doctor might also use this device to check how well a medicine is working to control your heart rate.
Other tests your doctor may recommend include:
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
December 14, 2012
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