Cardiac Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats or heart rates. Cardiac Arrhythmias may occur along with a normal heart beat or with slow heart beats. The term cardiac arrhythmia covers numerous irregular heartbeats. Common symptoms are palpitations, risk of blood clotting, light headedness, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, cardiac arrest and sudden death in some cases.
HOW IS CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS DIAGNOSED?
The cardiologist can diagnose the issue with the help of an Electrocardiogram which will help in taking a reading of the heartbeat, as well as other methods like the head up tilt test, an echocardiogram, a holter monitor or even Cardiac Catheterisation.
HOW IS CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS TREATED?
The various treatment procedures done for Cardiac Arrhythmias are:
• Electric shock therapy
• Cardiac ablation
DID YOU KNOW?
Heart surgery or the healing process of any heart related procedures could lead to Cardiac Arrhythmias. It may also be caused by some substances or drugs, including:
• Alcohol, caffeine, or stimulant drugs
• Heart or blood pressure medicines
• Cigarette smoking (nicotine)
• Drugs that mimic the activity of your nervous system
• Medicines used for depression or psychosis