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Palpitations

Rob Orman, MD and Malcolm Thaler, MD
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Pallpitations are a common symptom seen in the outpatient setting. While most are benign, it is important to rule out more serious and potentially deadly causes. A family history of sudden cardiac death and certain EKG findings should alert the provider to high risk patients.

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Ian L., Dr -

In taking the family history you have to ask about the extended family tree -grandparents uncles and aunties cousins .
An expanding area is genetic tests for example brugada has this SCN5A nonsense mutation Aoki H et al JArrhthmia Feb 33(1)35-39 .
Also training in basic echocardiogram is a skill offered to primary care doctors that can be valuable but you need a cashed up medical clinic !

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