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It is easier and is often necessary to treat many conditions than to diagnose the cause....
There are two approaches to treatment – 1- Symptomatic relief 2- Disease modifying / Your doctor has justly given symptomatic treatment.
You must stop smoking
You need further investigations...
Anaemia / Anxiety / Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much coffee, cola) / Medicines like Phenylephrine
used for ‘cold’; Salbutamol
used for asthma and so on are common causes.../ Fever / Thyroid / Vitamin D, calcium and magnesium may all have a role... / Illicit ‘drugs’ like Amphetamine
are notorious to cause abnormal beats / At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) are responsible!
HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) is done to analyse and plan for further management, if a routine ECG does not show. It may also detect silent (no symptom) ischemia.
is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse
) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy
) and heart function (Ejection fraction
, wall motion abnormality).
TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) is done to exclude Ischemia (reduced blood flow).
LABORATORY work-up is routine - like blood counts, sugar, urea, electrolytes (potassium in particular), thyroid (over-active) and so on.
If there are no clues and if the problem is still bothering to the extent of interfering with life style, there is advanced techniques of investigation – Electro Physiological Studies (EPS) > it resembles angio – a catheter is put inside the heart / electrical activity recorded / stimulation and suppression tests are carried out / suitable medicine tested and so on. Though the test is the gold standard, it is INVASIVE and is not generally done unless there are compelling indications. This super-speciality expert is called ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGIST. The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.
Wishing speedy recovery