Problem based review: The patient with ?palpitations?.

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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]

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