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Heart palpitations. Do i need to go in for Advanced Heart Checkup?

Hi, my mom has heart palpitations for some time now (few years), which happens a few times in a month. She takes some medication and it goes away. I was planning to get comprehensive health checkup done for them (a senior citizen health checkup) offered by a hospital (Indus Health Plus). They also offer a Advanced Heart Checkup, which includes CT Coronary Angiography , but it is quite expensive. Given that my mom has heart palpitations, should I go in for this Advanced Heart Checkup? Thanks, -ranjan
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist, Interventional 's  Response
Hi Ranjan,
The CT Coronary angiography is not the solution to the complaints your mother is having. However she does require a detailed cardiac assessment which would include an echocardiogram and most importantly a holter recording or event monitor recording if available.
These tests will point towards the cause of the palpitations which once diagnosed appropriate steps can be taken to manage it.
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Sukhvinder Singh's  Response
Dear Mr. Ranjan.
Thanks for your query to us.
I am sorry to say but Ready-made tests are no solution for any medical problem. If your mother has palpitations and she is symptomatic for them , foremost thing is to know what they are (What kind of rhythm disturbance they represent). If you can get an ECG done at time of palpitations , it will reveal a lot of things and rest of the work-up will depend on them. Other thing which will help in deciding the work-up is her cardiac examination, which your cardiologist can do in office only. i hope you got the insight into her problem.
Feel free to discuss further.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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