Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Sinus Node Dysfunction [Article]

Sinus node dysfunction, previously known as sick sinus syndrome, describes disorders related to abnormal conduction and propagation of electrical impulses at the sinoatrial node. An abnormal atrial rate may result in the inability to meet physiologic demands, especially during periods of stress or p...

Nov 1, 2020 Issue
KardiaMobile for ECG Monitoring and Arrhythmia Diagnosis [Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know]

KardiaMobile is a mobile single lead ECG device that is FDA approved for detection of atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia.

Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Palpitations: Evaluation in the Primary Care Setting [Article]

Distinguishing cardiac from noncardiac causes is important because of the risk of sudden death in those with an underlying cardiac condition. Learn which clinical clues signal a benign cause of palpitations, and which ones suggest a more worrisome cause.

Nov 1, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Common Types of Supraventricular Tachycardia [Article]

Sudden onset of an accelerated heart rate can cause palpitations, light-headedness, chest discomfort, anxiety, dyspnea, or fatigue. Learn the history and physical examination clues that can narrow the diagnosis and help determine an appropriate approach to treatment.

Dec 15, 2014 Issue
Abnormal Electrocardiogram Findings During an Occupational Physical Examination [Photo Quiz]

A 27-year-old man with normal personal and family histories presented for an occupational physical examination. On cardiac examination, he had a grade II/VI systolic ejection murmur that was softer during inspiration. An electrocardiogram was obtained.

Feb 15, 2014 Issue
Common Questions About Pacemakers [Article]

Pacemakers are indicated in patients with certain symptomatic bradyarrhythmias caused by sinus node dysfunction, and in those with frequent, prolonged sinus pauses. Patients with third-degree or complete atrioventricular (AV) block benefit from pacemaker placement, as do those with type II second-de...

May 15, 2013 Issue
Sick Sinus Syndrome: A Review [Article]

Sick sinus syndrome refers to a collection of disorders marked by the heart’s inability to perform its pacemaking function. Predominantly affecting older adults, sick sinus syndrome comprises various arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias with or without accompanying tachyarrhythmias. At least 50 p...

Sep 15, 2012 Issue
Evaluation of Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

In hemodynamically stable patients without acute chest pain, the evaluation and treatment of atrial fibrillation should not change based on symptoms alone.

Jul 1, 2011 Issue
Outpatient Approach to Palpitations [Article]

Palpitations are a common problem seen in family medicine; most are of cardiac origin, although an underlying psychiatric disorder, such as anxiety, is also common. Even if a psychiatric comorbidity does exist, it should not be assumed that palpitations are of a noncardiac etiology. Discerning cardi...

Jan 1, 2011 Issue
Atrial Fibrillation: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. It impairs cardiac function and increases the risk of stroke. The incidence of atrial fibrillation increases with age. Key treatment issues include deciding when to restore normal sinus rhythm, when to control rate only, and how to prevent t...

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