In-depth

Symptoms

Bradycardia

Bradycardia, a slower than normal heart rate, can cause the heart to pump too little oxygen-rich blood to the body.

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations are skipped, fluttering or racing heartbeats that aren't usually a symptom of a serious heart problem. Discover the causes and symptoms of this condition.

Nausea and vomiting

Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.

Tachycardia

Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.

Tests and diagnosis

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that provides valuable clues about your heart health. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Stress test

A stress test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease and heart arrhythmias, as well as guide treatment of heart disorders.

Tilt table test

A tilt table test is used to investigate the cause of fainting (syncope).

Feb. 19, 2013