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A-Plus Care for A-Fibrillation
What is AFib?
How is Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosed?
Treatment Options

How is Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosed?

Sometimes patients with atrial fibrillation also know as AFib have no distinct signs or symptoms. The condition might be discovered during a physical exam or EKG (electrocardiogram). Often, primary care doctors are the ones who find AFib. They refer patients to cardiologists and electrophysiologists who specialize in treating arrhythmias.

Types of Tests and Procedures Used to Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter and Event Monitors
  • Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Chest X-ray
  • Blood Tests

Doylestown Hospital First in PA to Use New Heart Arrhythmia Monitoring Device

REVEAL LINQ™ ICM: A Small, Wireless Cardiac Monitor Provides Long-Term Remote Access to Help Physicians Diagnose and Monitor Irregular Heartbeats

The Reveal LINQ ICM is approximately one-third the size of a AAA battery (~1 cc), making it more than 80 percent smaller than other ICMs. While significantly smaller, the device is part of a powerful system that allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years, with 20 percent more data memory than its larger predecessor.

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