Heart Palpitations | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my heart palpitations?
  • Will I need to wear a heart monitor? For how long?
  • Would it be helpful if I kept track of my palpitations? Do I need to track anything else, such as what I ate or my physical activity?
  • Do my heart palpitations indicate a more serious problem?
  • What are some symptoms that would indicate my condition is getting worse?
  • Will I need to change my lifestyle, such as diet and exercise habits?


Diagnostic Approach to Palpitations by AV Abbott, MD (American Family Physician February 15, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050215/743.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 03/05