Several factors can influence the heart's rhythm. It is important to monitor your heartbeat and consult a doctor if you feel a persistent irregular heartbeat. Your consultant can help diagnose the type of arrhythmia and determine an appropriate arrhythmia treatment to control or eliminate fast, slow or irregular heartbeats.
An arrhythmia is characterized by abnormal heart rhythms caused by disruptions within the electrical signals in the heart which control the heart’s pumping action. The heart beats too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly (atrial fibrillation).
Some of the certain factors that contribute to causing abnormal heart rhythms and heartbeat irregularities include:
In some cases, patients with an arrhythmia experience no symptoms. However, in other cases, the following manifestations remain the most common symptoms:
The persistence of these symptoms calls for appropriate medical help, for proper diagnosis and treatment in order to prevent any significant damage to the heart or brain and life-threatening complications.
During your initial consultation with the heart-care Consultant, a doctor can detect an irregular heartbeat during your physical examination by taking your pulse, listening to your heart, or performing diagnostic tests, such as an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG). Once a diagnosis is established and arrhythmia is diagnosed, your consultant will determine a course of action to correct an irregular heartbeat in collaboration with you, based on your overall health and other factors. If the condition is left untreated, it may affect the functioning of the heart as well as damage the brain or other organs.
While arrhythmias may require both short-term and long-term treatments, your doctor will discuss with you a range of potential treatment options, such as:
American Hospital Dubai’s Cardiology is a specialist heart-care facility in Dubai, dedicated to the treatment of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular issues and heart diseases, including heart rhythm disorder. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology governed by the expertise and experience of a team of cardiologists specializing in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring patients suffering from heart issues. Some of the heart rhythm conditions investigated and treated at our facility are:
The cardiology team determines the best treatment approach that may include medications and surgery options to correct abnormal heart rhythms and repair nerves overstimulating the heart and makes sure that their condition is continuously monitored for the optimal cardiac care experience.
If you are concerned about symptoms such as palpitations and shortness of breath, or have already been diagnosed with an arrhythmia and look for appropriate arrhythmia treatment options in Dubai, our Consultant Cardiologists are here to help. To book an appointment, provide your details via the online booking form, enabling us to schedule your appointment with the Cardiologist.