Ashman Phenomenon Clinical Presentation

Updated: Dec 22, 2020
  • Author: Roger Freedman, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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History and Physical Examination


The diagnosis of Ashman phenomenon is made using electrocardiographic (ECG) evaluation findings. Patients may be asymptomatic, or they may have symptoms of the underlying cardiac condition. [2]

Ashman phenomenon, per se, causes no symptoms. Symptoms, if present, are related to the premature complexes and are not related to whether the complexes are conducted aberrantly.

Physical examination

No specific physical examination findings are described for Ashman phenomenon.

Pulse findings may include an irregular pulse, tachycardia, and/or pulse deficit in atrial fibrillation.