An arrhythmia is a broad term that indicates an abnormal heart rhythm. Arrhythmias can occur in the sinus node, the atria or the atrioventricular node, and they can be categorized as too fast (bradycardia), too slow (tachycardia) or irregular. In any case, an arrhythmia can disrupt the heart’s normal contractions and may put the body’s vital organs at risk. While not all arrhythmias will cause harm and require treatment, an irregular heart rate should never be ignored. With all the cardiovascular conditions treated at Corrielus Cardiology, we are equipped to diagnose the cause and severity of your cardiac arrhythmia and determine the best treatment plan that will protect your health.
Symptoms & Causes of Arrhythmia
Arrhythmias are a result of an abnormal electrical signal that tells the heart when to pump blood and maintain a steady heartbeat. When the heart’s electrical system is malfunctioning, it can result in not enough blood filling the lower ventricles or not enough blood pumping out to the rest of the body. Whether you are suffering from a heartbeat that is too fast, too slow or irregular, you may experience the following symptoms of arrhythmia:
- Palpitations (fluttering sensation)
- Low blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Collapse and cardiac arrest
Since the symptoms of arrhythmias can mimic other conditions, it is critical that you let a qualified provider give you an accurate diagnosis. At Corrielus Cardiology, we have a skilled cardiovascular specialist who uses the most proven testing equipment available to evaluate your heart symptoms.
Treatment of an Abnormal Heart Rate
At Corrielus Cardiology, we treat abnormal heart rates based on the type of arrhythmia you have and the severity of your symptoms. Our cardiovascular care is focused on integrative medicine and collaborative care. Therefore, we will also consider and address any underlying medical conditions that you may be contributing to your irregular heart rate.
Dr. Corrielus is known for his excellence in non-invasive treatment options for arrhythmia. In many cases, your abnormal heart rate can be remedied with lifestyle changes or by better managing an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. A proper diet, regular exercise and avoiding triggers such as stress, caffeine and alcohol can also help you avoid arrhythmia.
Contact Corrielus Cardiology today to schedule your appointment for arrhythmia treatment.