A cardiac arrhythmia is an interruption in your heart’s natural rhythm that makes it beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. An arrhythmia can have many causes, and the severity can range from common and treatable to more serious.
There are several tests that may be used to diagnose arrhythmias. Some of those include:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Exercise stress test
- Holter monitoring
Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatments
All cardiac arrhythmias are different, and so is their treatment. Here are some treatments you may require:
- Lifestyle modifications: Our team can help you make lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise.
- Medications: Treating your arrhythmia may involve various medications.
- Implantable devices: If your irregular heartbeat cannot be treated by medication, you may require a surgeon to implant a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). These are small electronic devices that normalize your heartbeat.
- Surgery, including minimally invasive procedures.