Arrhythmia (Cardiac Arrhythmia): Tests
An is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.
How Arrythmias Are Diagnosed
can be hard to diagnose, especially the types that only cause symptoms every once in a while. Doctors diagnose arrhythmias based on medical and family histories, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures.
Doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and of diseases include:. These doctors diagnose and treat adults who have problems. Pediatric . These doctors diagnose and treat babies, children, and youth who have problems. Electrophysiologists. These doctors are or pediatric who specialize in .
Medical and Family Histories
To diagnose an , your doctor may ask you to describe your symptoms. He or she may ask whether you feel fluttering in your and whether you feel dizzy or light-headed.
Your doctor also may ask whether you have other health problems,…