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Palpitations (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

palpitations, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, extra beats, fast heartbeat, heart rhythm disorder, heartbeats, irregular heartbeats, irregular pulse, mitral valve prolapse, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, premature beats, premature complexes, PSVT, skipped beats, skipped heartbeats, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, heart palpitations, ECG, electrocardiogram

Authors and Editors

Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD

REFERENCE: Salem DN, O'Gara PT, Madias C, Pauker SG. Valvular and structural heart disease: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition). Chest. Jun 2008;133 (6 Suppl): 593S-629S


Last Editorial Review: 10/26/2010

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