How are atrial arrhythmias diagnosed?
Atrial Fibrillation ECG
An atrial arrhythmia is often labelled by how it starts and stops.
- Paroxysmal – starts suddenly then stops on its own
- Persistent – starts and continues until stopped with treatment
- Permanent or Chronic – a rhythm that prevents a return to a normal heart rate
However, if atrial arrhythmias come and go, a regular ECG test may not show the problem. Your doctor may suggest other types of tests that involve wearing a small monitor over several days in an effort to record an episode. Your doctor will explain what type of testing is best for you.
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