Palpitations of Unknown Origin: How Frequent are Supraventricular Arrhythmias?

  • F. Giada
  • A. Raviele
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In patients with palpitations it is essential to ascertain whether there is a structural heart disease and/or heart disease at risk of arrhythmias, and to obtain an electrocardiographic recording during the episodes of palpitation. Thus, in all subjects with palpitations, the initial evaluation will involve a thorough clinical history, a careful objective examination, and 12-lead ECG at the baseline and, if possible, during an episode of palpitations [1].


Structural Heart Disease Holter Monitoring Supraventricular Arrhythmia Catheter Ablation Procedure Electrocardiographic Recording 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Giada
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DepartmentUmberto I HospitalMestre-VeniceItaly

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