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How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?

Related Topics: Atrial Fibrillation
 

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Four tests are used to diagnose atrial fibrillation, including:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Portable event monitor (also called a loop recorder)
  • Transtelephonic monitor.

These monitoring devices help your doctor learn if you are having irregular heartbeats, what kind they are, how long they last, and what may be causing them.

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