ARRHYTHMIAS

WHAT S ARRHYTHMIA:

Heart arrhythmia,also known as irregular heartbeat or cardiac dysrhythmia,is a group of conditions where the heartbeat is irregular,too fast(Tachycardia) or too slow(Bradycardia).Most arrhythmias are not serious, but some can cause Stroke or Cardiac arrest.

CAUSES OF ARRHYTHMIAS:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Drug Abuse
  • Excessive Coffee consumption
  • Congestive Heart failure.(CHF)
  • Hypertension.
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Mental Stress
  • Previous Heart attack.
  • Smoking
  • Dietary supplement
  • Herbal treatments
  • Medications

SYMPTOMS  OF ARRHYTHMIA:

Some patients have no symptoms,but doctor might detect an arrhythmia during a routine examination followed by an EKG.
Symptoms of arrhythmia can be divided into:

TACHYCARDIA SYMPTOMS:

  • Breathlessness.
  • Dizziness
  • Syncope
  • Fluttering in the chest
  • Chest Pain
  • Lightheadeness
  • Sudden weakness

BRADYCARDIAC SYMPTOMS:

  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Confusion
  • Difficulties when exercising
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Light headedness
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diaphoresis or Sweating

TREATMENT FOR ARRHYTMIAS:

  • Vagal maneuvers
  • Medications
  • Cardioversion
  • Ablation therapy
  • ICD
  • Maze Procedure
  • Ventricular Aneurysms
  • Coronary Bypass surgery.

 



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