Change in Heartbeat
Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:
- Do you have a history of problems with your heart
rate or rhythm? If so:
- Did you see a doctor?
- What was the diagnosis?
- What tests were done?
- How was it treated?
- When did you first notice the change in your heart rate or irregular rhythm? What were you doing when it started? Were you walking, standing, sitting, or lying down?
- Is the change in heart rate or irregular rhythm related to activity, or does it happen when you are resting?
- How often does the change in heart rate or irregular rhythm occur? How long does it last?
- Is the change in heart rate or irregular rhythm related to eating?
- What does the change in heart rate or irregular rhythm feel like?
- Did you have other symptoms with the change in heart rate or irregular rhythm? What were the other symptoms?
- What have you tried at home to relieve the change in heart rate or irregular rhythm?
- Do you have any Reference health risks?
If you have kept a Reference record of your heart rate or rhythm changes, be sure to discuss this with your doctor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 13, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference David Messenger, MD
Reference H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine