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Arrhythmia

arrhythmia-imageA cardiac arrhythmia (or heart arrhythmia) is when the rhythm at which your heart beats is abnormal. The symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia aren't always obvious, but can include:

  • Papitations (a sensation of fluttering or irregularity of the heartbeat)
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Heart Failure
  • Collapse and cardiac arrest

Risk Factors

arrhythmia-ctaIf you carry any of the following risk factors, we recommend calling your primary care provider and discussing cardiac arrhythmia treatment.

Risk factors can include:

  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • Lack of exercise

The Cardiac Catheterization and Rhythm Center at the Heart Institute at ARMC uses the latest techniques to treat abnormal heart rhythms or irregular heartbeats.  Techniques include electrophysiology, cryotherapy and atrial fibrillation ablation.

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