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What tests are done to diagnose bradycardia?

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Bradycardia can be a little hard for doctors to figure out, because it’s not always present all the time. Your heart can go in and out of slow rhythms.

Your doctor will be able to make the diagnosis if you’re having a bout of bradycardia during a test called an electrocardiogram. Often called an EKG, it’s a way to measure your heart’s electrical system.

If your heart rate appears normal, but you have had symptoms of bradycardia, your doctor may have you wear a 24-hour monitor.

Your doctor will ask about your personal and family health histories, as well as any symptoms you’ve had.

From: What is Bradycardia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Heart Rhythm Society, “Slow Heartbeat.”

American College of Cardiology: “Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate).”

Cleveland Clinic, “Abnormal Heart Rhythms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia: Definition,” “Bradycardia: Symptoms,” “Bradycardia: Risk Factors,” “Bradycardia: Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Bradycardia.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Heart Rhythm Society, “Slow Heartbeat.”

American College of Cardiology: “Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate).”

Cleveland Clinic, “Abnormal Heart Rhythms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia: Definition,” “Bradycardia: Symptoms,” “Bradycardia: Risk Factors,” “Bradycardia: Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Bradycardia.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

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