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Heart palpitations can be caused by numerous and wide-ranging factors, from anxiety to cold medications to an abnormal heart rhythm, called arrhythmia. To determine whether an arrhythmia is the culprit, the team of top-rated cardiologists at Chinatown Cardiology, with locations in the Chinatown section of New York City and Brooklyn and Flushing, New York, offer comprehensive testing, including electrocardiogram (EKG), holter monitoring and echocardiogram.
Palpitations can be caused by a long list of diverse factors, including arrhythmia. Anyone who experiences palpitations along with any of the following symptoms should be evaluated by a cardiologist. These include:
An arrhythmia is an electrical malfunction that causes the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. An irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia. When a person suffers from AF, cardiac signals are erratic, which will lead to the decline in cardiac pump efficiency and thereby, increase the formation of blood clots and cause a stroke, or cause the heart to overwork, which can lead to heart failure.
At Chinatown Cardiologist your cardiologist will begin by taking a complete medical history and conducting a physical examination. In addition, testing may be ordered, which could include:
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