MK Community Cardio-Vascular Centre
25 Witham Court - Tweed Drive - Bletchley - MK3 7QU
Tel: 01908 272700 - Fax: 01908 630076

Palpitations

Palpitations are an awareness of abnormal heart pulse as a result of rapid, slow and/or irregular heart rhythm.

We assess palpitations by clinical evaluation and ECG (trace of the heart’s electrical activity) and ambulatory ECG monitors that can be worn for 24 hours, 48 hours, and 72 hours or longer as required.

Management of the condition includes lifestyle advice, modification of medications, occasionally using advanced therapies that may include pacemakers and other electrical therapies.