You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with arrhythmias. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Arrhythmia
About Your Risk of Sudden Death Due to Arrhythmia
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Mayo Clinic and Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: http://www.mayo.edu/ .
Mayo Clinic Heart Center website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-arrhythmias/HB00060 . Accessed on February 2, 2007
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed September 2012 by Michael J. Fucci, DO
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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