ARRHYTHMIA

Cardiovascular disease

ABOUT

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia is also known as irregular heartbeat.

  • Arrhythmia occurs when the electrical impulses in your heart don’t work properly; The heart’s pacemaker develops an abnormal rhythm, The conduction pathway is interrupted, Another part of the heart takes over as pacemaker.

  • When diagnosed with Arrhythmia, your heart can beat too fast, beat too slow, or beat improperly.

  • Arrhythmia can become serious because when the heart doesn’t beat properly, it can’t pump blood effectively.

  • There are 6 different types of Cardiac Arrhythmia:

Atrial Fibrillation, Bradycardia, Conduction Disorders, Premature Contraction, Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation


SYMPTOMS

  • People with Arrhythmia don’t always have symptoms, but those who do experience:

Pain in the chest area, the sensation of an abnormal or slow heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, feeling light-headed, and shortness of breath.


TREATMENT

Arrhythmia requires a medical diagnosis. Lab tests or imaging are often required.

Treatment for Arrhythmia can be provided by a medical professional. Treatments may include antiarrhythmic drugs, medical procedures, implantable devices, and surgery.

LEARNING YOUR RISK

There are more than 3 million US cases of Arrhythmia per year. Though ages 0-2 and 60+ are most affected, people with damage to the heart are at most risk for Arrhythmia.