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How will my doctor diagnose bradycardia (slow heart rate)?

A history and physical examination by your doctor is likely the first step in the diagnosis of bradycardia. An EKG and review of your symptoms provides the doctor with important information. Additional tests, such as an electrophysiology study, may also be ordered. You may be the first person to know that something has changed because of how you feel. Or, you may not have felt any change, yet the tests and examination showed an arrhythmia.

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