Palpitations – Differential Diagnosis

Red flags
  • Palpitations on exertion
  • Chest pain
  • Syncope or near syncope
  • Dyspnoea, Orthopnoea , Oedema
  • Hypotension
  • Abnormal ECG
Investigations to consider
  • FBC, D-dimers
  • U+Es, LFTs, TFTs, Serum glucose/lipids
  • Troponin/Cardiac enzymes
  • ECG
  • 24h ECG
  • CXR
  • Echocardiography
  • V/Q scan

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