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If your healthcare provider suspects that you may have atrial fibrillation, he or she may order certain tests. Some of the specific tests used for making a diagnosis include:
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter monitor
  • Event monitor
  • Echocardiogram.
Before your test(s), your medical history will be reviewed and a thorough physical exam will be given. Your medical history will involve things like:
  • Current symptoms
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • What medications you are taking.
(Click Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis to learn more about how this condition is diagnosed, including other parts of a medical history and why your healthcare provider will be looking for an irregular pulse.)
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