Problem based review: The patient with palpitations.
Acute Med. 2012;11(3):169-71
Authors: Crossland S, Berkin L
Palpitations, or the sensation of a rapid or heavy heartbeat, are a common symptom in both primary and secondary care settings. Here we use a common presentation of palpitations to explore the best ways to assess and treat patients who present in this way. We hope that by using a structured approach to our assessment we will reduce the use of the scattergun approach to diagnosis, thus preventing unnecessary investigation and hospital stay.
PMID: 22993750 [PubMed - in process]