If you are experiencing palpitations, it can be an unnerving experience. Palpitations refer to a heightened awareness or sensation that your heart is beating. It can be a feeling that your heart is beating too fast, too slow or otherwise irregular. Corrielus Cardiology can address your heart palpitations in Philadelphia. We offer accurate testing methods to determine whether your symptoms are simply a sign of stress or an indication of an arrhythmia that needs treatment.
Dr. Corrielus is a board certified non-invasive cardiologist who is known for excellence in cardiovascular conditions. He is passionate about addressing heart-related symptoms using a team approach that focuses on integrative medicine. With over 16 years of experience, Dr. Corrielus understands how to properly diagnose heart palpitations and help patients protect their health and wellbeing in the future.
Symptoms & Causes of Heart Palpitations
Other than chest pain, palpitations are the second most common complaint for patients who seek cardiovascular care. Heart palpitations can be described as a thumping, racing or fluttering of the heart. Some patients can even feel this sensation in their chest or neck. While many cases of palpitations are not serious, they can be a sign of tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, abnormal heart valves or low blood pressure. Other possible culprits include factors not related to the heart, including overexertion, stress, female hormones, hyperthyroidism or the intake of caffeine, alcohol or tobacco. At Corrielus Cardiology, we make it a priority to uncover the root cause of your palpitations first so that an appropriate treatment can be initiated as soon as possible.
Treatment of Palpitations
Unless your heart palpitations are severe or they indicate a serious underlying heart condition, they can likely be managed with simple lifestyle changes. Eliminating smoking, alcohol and caffeine can often make a profound difference in reducing non-severe palpitations. Practicing stress-relief techniques and getting proper sleep and exercise can also greatly reduce your symptoms. If necessary, Dr. Corrielus can recommend an antiarrhythmic medication to address persistent cases of heart palpitations.
Corrielus Cardiology is proud to be Philadelphia’s leader in non-invasive cardiovascular care. We treat all types of heart conditions for patients of all walks of life. Contact us today and let us determine why you are having heart palpitations. We deliver an integrative approach to your overall wellness.