#320 Palpitations with Dr. Joshua Cooper

Feb 07, 2022, 08:00 AM

When should you fold or Holt onto your cards for palpitations?  Learn about properly characterizing a patient’s palpitations, red flag symptoms, when to grab an echocardiogram and/or heart monitoring, and when certain “benign” ECG findings can be concerning.  We’re joined by the director of cardiac electrophysiology at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Joshua Cooper (@narrowQRS) for this episode chock full of cardiac pearls to make your heart skip a beat. 

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  • Producer, Show Notes, Infographic, and Cover Art: Edison Jyang
  • Producer: Paul Williams MD, FACP
  • Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP
  • Reviewer: Molly Heublein MD
  • Executive Producer: Beth Garbitelli
  • Showrunner: Matthew Watto MD, FACP
  • Editor: Clair Morgan of nodderly.com
  • Guest: Joshua Cooper MD
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Show Segments

  • Intro, disclaimer, guest bio
  • Guest one-liner, Picks of the Week*
  • Case from Kashlak
  • Defining what the patient means by palpitations
  • Common causes and misdiagnoses
  • Red flag symptoms
  • Exposures and medications to consider
  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Workup for palpitations
  • Monitors
  • Script for a negative workup
  • Premature ventricular contractions
  • Outro