Cardiac arrhythmia: Physical exam

During physical examination, physicians determine the heart rate and blood pressure of patients. Skilled physicians may be able to diagnose arrhythmias by carefully observing jugular vein and carotid artery pulses, and by performing cardiac auscultation, which is listening to heart sounds through a stethoscope.

Cardiac arrhythmia: Physical exam

Review Date: 5/3/2013

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