, a slow heartbeat is called
. A common irregular heartbeat is called
. Arrhythmias are diagnosed by
using various tests which monitor the heart rate. These tests include an
(ECG), 24 hour ECG,
study (EP study). Once diagnosed a treatment plan is devised between cardiologist and patient. The treatment plan will depend on the severity and cause of the arrhythmia. Treatment may include medication, surgery or the insertion of a
to regulate the heart rate.
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