Change in Heartbeat - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- Do you have a history of problems with your heart
rate or rhythm? If so:
- Did you see a doctor?
- What was
- What tests were done?
- How was it
- When did you first notice the change in your heart
rate or irregular rhythm? What were you doing when it started? Were you
walking, standing, sitting, or lying down?
- Is the change in heart
rate or irregular rhythm related to activity, or does it happen when you are
- How often does the change in heart rate or irregular
rhythm occur? How long does it last?
- Is the change in heart rate or
irregular rhythm related to eating?
- What does the change in heart
rate or irregular rhythm feel like?
- Did you have other symptoms
with the change in heart rate or irregular rhythm? What were the other
- What have you tried at home to relieve the change in
heart rate or irregular rhythm?
- Do you have any
If you have kept a record of your heart rate or rhythm
changes, be sure to discuss this with your doctor. See the Home Treatment
section for information on keeping a record.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 18, 2011
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