An abnormal heart rhythm, known as arrhythmia, can leave you feeling dizzy and out of breath, among other symptoms. If you’re struggling with heart arrhythmias, you can get started on treatment with board-certified cardiologist Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, and our team at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) Schedule your arrhythmia evaluation online or call directly to book your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Arrhythmias Q & A
Arrhythmias, which are chronic abnormalities of your heart rhythm, happen when there’s a miscommunication or malfunction with the electrical impulses that regulate your heartbeats.
Your heart may beat too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia), or it could beat in an entirely irregular pattern (atrial fibrillation or AFib).
When you have heart arrhythmias, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Fainting spells (syncope)
Sensations of “skipping” a heartbeat
Arrhythmias can even lead to anxiety and panic attacks if left untreated. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s important to have a comprehensive evaluation and get to the root of why your heart isn’t functioning properly, so you can get started on treatment.
Several issues can lead to or increase your risk of arrhythmia, including heart defects you were born with or a personal history of heart attacks. Your case of arrhythmias may be caused by:
Changes in your heart’s structure, as with cardiomyopathy
Over- or underactive thyroid issues
Family history of arrhythmias
Coronary artery disease
High blood pressure
Arrhythmias can even be tied to your diet, especially if you consume too much caffeine or alcohol, or to your prescription medications or dietary supplements. No matter what’s causing your arrhythmias though, you can expect comprehensive care and management at Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc.
Your arrhythmia treatment plan from Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) depends on the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. Our Team could recommend:
Pacemaker or loop recorder implantation
Medications to control or restore your heart rhythm
Vagal maneuvers, such as coughing or holding your breath
Our Team spends time talking with you about all possible treatment options, so you can work together to decide what’s right for you. Occasionally, surgery is needed to correct the underlying cause of heart arrhythmias.
Before your arrhythmia starts lowering your quality of life, schedule an exam at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) You can conveniently book a visit online or over the phone.