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Diary of Symptoms for a Heart Rhythm Problem

If your doctor thinks you might have a heart rhythm problem, he or she may ask you to keep a diary of symptoms. This information can help your doctor find out what type of rhythm problem you have.

In your diary, include the following:

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  • How fast or slow was your heart beating? See how to check your pulse slideshow.gif.
  • Was your heart rhythm regular or irregular?
  • What symptoms did you have?
  • What time of day did your symptoms occur?
  • How long did your symptoms last?
  • What were you doing when your symptoms started?
  • What may have helped your symptoms go away?
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC
Last Revised June 2, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: June 02, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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