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How is bigeminy diagnosed?

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Your doctor will want to find out if another health issue is causing your bigeminy. She may order tests that check your electrolyte levels and how well your thyroid is working.

You may also be asked to have a Holter monitor test or echocardiogram. Both of these tests are used to gather more information about how your heart is acting.

Your doctor may also want you to take an exercise stress test. This will help them see if physical activity makes your bigeminy worse.

From: What Is Bigeminy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Echocardiogram - Echo."

Cardiac Health: "Bigemini," "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "What Are the Causes of Ventricular Arrhythmias, VT, Bigeminy, and Trigeminy?"

Hebbar, K.A. , June 15, 2002. American Family Physician

Mayo Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "Holter Monitor," "High blood pressure (hypertension): Beta Blockers," "Cardiac Ablation," "Test and Procedures: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)," "Stress Test."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Cardiomyopathy?" "What is Coronary Heart Disease?"

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center: "Clinical Approach to Patients with Frequent PVCs."

Richard Wright, MD, chairman, Pacific Heart Institute, Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Echocardiogram - Echo."

Cardiac Health: "Bigemini," "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "What Are the Causes of Ventricular Arrhythmias, VT, Bigeminy, and Trigeminy?"

Hebbar, K.A. , June 15, 2002. American Family Physician

Mayo Clinic: "Premature Ventricular Contractions," "Holter Monitor," "High blood pressure (hypertension): Beta Blockers," "Cardiac Ablation," "Test and Procedures: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)," "Stress Test."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Cardiomyopathy?" "What is Coronary Heart Disease?"

University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center: "Clinical Approach to Patients with Frequent PVCs."

Richard Wright, MD, chairman, Pacific Heart Institute, Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 1, 2018

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