Identifiering av paroxysmala, kortvariga arytmier: intermittent registrering mer effektiv än 24-timmars Holter-EKG
2015 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 112, no 1-2, C6SEArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Many patients suffer from palpitations or dizziness/presyncope. These patients are often referred for Holter ECG (24 hour), although the sensitivity for detecting arrhythmias is low. A new method, short intermittent regular and symptomatic ECG registrations at home, might be a convenient and more sensitive alternative also suitable for primary health care. In this case report we present a patient who had contacted health care several times during a seven year period for paroxysmal palpitations. Routine examination with 24 hour Holter ECG and event recorder did not result in a diagnosis. Using intermittent handheld ECG registration at home, a paroxysmal supraventricular arrhythmia was diagnosed. Further investigation revealed that the patient had a concealed Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sveriges läkarförbund , 2015. Vol. 112, no 1-2, C6SE
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118044PubMedID: 25584602OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-118044DiVA: diva2:910984