A 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, so if you have an arrhythmia, you may not know it.  If you carry any of the following risk factors, we recommend calling your primary care provider and discussing cardiac arrhythmia treatment.AtlantiCare-Arrhythmia

Risk factors can include:

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

Part of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center is the Cardiac Catheterization and Rhythm Center, where the latest techniques are used to treat abnormal heart rhythms or irregular heartbeats.  Techniques include electrophysiology, cryotherapy and atrial fibrillation ablation.