Arrhythmias & Rhythm Problems
An arrhythmia is any abnormal heart rhythm. The normal heart rate is typically beats 60–100 times per minute.
Bradycardia is a term used to describe a heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute. Some forms of bradycardia may cause symptoms or require medical treatment.
Tachycardia is a term used to describe a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute. Some forms of tachycardia may cause symptoms or require medical treatment.
Many tests can be used to diagnose an arrhythmia. More than one test is often done before a definitive diagnosis can be made. Some of the tests may include:
Risk factors for an arrhythmia may include:
Patients with arrhythmia may present with one or several of the following symptoms:
There are several treatment options for patients with an arrhythmia. These may include:
Steps to prevent or to reduce the risk of an arrthymia may include:
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- Kris Godlewski, M.D., FACC
- Carla Kingsley, D.O., FACC
- John Ribic, D.O., FACC
- Arrhythmias & Rhythm Problems
- Diseases of the Aorta
- Heart Attacks
- Heart Failure
- Valve Disease
- Non-Invasive Cardiac Tests
- Invasive Cardiac Tests (2 Day Protocol for Myoview/Persantine Stress Test)
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- American Heart Association