Alternate Names : Irregular Heartbeat
How is the condition diagnosed?
Arrhythmias can be detected by an
electrocardiogram, which shows the pattern of electrical activity within
the heart muscle. A device called a
Holter monitor can also be used. This device records all heartbeats
within a 24-hour period.
More complicated arrhythmias can be identified by a cardiac catheterization. In this procedure, a doctor inserts a
catheter into the heart through a vein in the leg. The electrical impulses of
the heart can then be measured to determine exactly what type of arrhythmia is