How are palpitations diagnosed?
To help diagnose heart palpitations, your doctor will try to identify the cause of your palpitations. This may include a physical examination, questions about your lifestyle and medications. You may also be asked how often and when the palpitations occur. your doctor will listen to your heart using a stethoscope. Some other tests may be performed to ensure you do not have a more serious condition; these tests include electrocardiography, echocardiography, a Holter monitor, an event recorder and a chest X-ray.