There are several different methods to test for AFib. These methods may include an electrocardiogram, heart monitors, or echocardiograms. These tests will help your doctor plan your treatment.
You may be tested for AFib through an echocardiogram, the use of a heart monitor, or an echocardiogram to help your doctor study your heart rate and rhythm. An Electrocardiogram (ECG) records the electrical activity of your heart while heart monitors collect data on heart activity for longer periods of time than ECGs. Other tests for AFib, like echocardiograms, use sound waves to generate a moving picture of the heart.