approach to palpitations

Palpitations can be caused by the cardio-respiratory systems (a primary arrhythmia or secondary to other causes), systemic causes and exposures. A B: CHEST: palpitation from hypoxia Collapse Hyperinflate: COPD (also associated MAT) Effusion Sick pneumonia Tumour C: CARDIOVASCULAR: Cardiac arrhythmia:┬áHeart rate (brady/tach) E (PR short/long, long QT) A R Tension (valvular)┬áST changes (PE, MI) Around…