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Diary of Symptoms for a Heart Rhythm Problem


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:

  • How fast or slow was your heart beating? See how to check your pulseClick here to see an illustration..
  • 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?

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC
Last RevisedJune 2, 2011

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