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Have an Irregular Heart Rhythm? Here Are Ways to Get Your Heart Back On Track

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Many things can cause an irregular heartbeat, and each person is different. Some people are prone to an irregular heartbeat based on the development of their heart. Others are caused by health and environmental factors, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other complications.

Moving on now heart disease certainly the leading cause of death and men and women so in our house call today we’re talking about your heart health starting with what could be kind of a warning sign an irregular heartbeat dr. wilke eminence is a cardiologist at cone health medical group heart care good morning good morning so a regular heartbeat are we likely to

Feel that will we know if it happens so there are certainly signs that you’re having an irregular heartbeat and irregular heartbeat essentially can come from either the top or the bottom chambers of the heart and the signs and symptoms are palpitations or a fluttering in the chest people can get short of breath it can cause chest pain or even cause people to feel

Like they’re gonna pass out or pass out yeah so we’ll notice something like that could it could it just be happening and what’s the danger when it’s hearts a pretty complicated thing going on there when something’s irregular what is it what happens so there are a few different things that it can cause there are some irregular heartbeats that just make you feel bad

Funny feelings in your chest and the shortness of breath there are some of those that do put people at risk of having pretty major complications there’s a rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation and that puts people at risk of having strokes there are certain other rhythm abnormalities that can be life-threatening and so there are certainly things to look into

With that what’s the most common way to treat something like that so there are medications that we can use to treat if people do have atrial fibrillation then we put people on blood thinners to prevent strokes from happening along with medications there are procedures that we can do as well if that’s indicated to further treat the rhythm abnormality if medicines

Aren’t working or if people have side effects from medication i think that you’d correct me if i’m wrong but the the procedures to treat have become much more common a lot easier to do over the years more what they used to be certainly there’s a whole lot of technology that’s gone into making these procedures as efficient and long-lasting as they can there the

Procedures are safe for the most part and so there they’re a good alternative to medications so again the thing that we should be looking for as far as a symptom or something like that we often hear that men and women feel things differently the the flutter though or something like that is that is that pretty common yes so a lot of people feel the fluttering the

Fast heartbeats although some people they don’t have any symptoms at all whatsoever so it’s really varied as far as symptoms go but if you do have symptoms you can talk to your doctor and they can refer you to one of the cardiologists at cohn heart or one of the heart rhythm specialists as well and this is something that would normally be picked up on a routine ekg

Or something like it certainly can be but a routine ekg can look totally normal and people can pre still be predisposed to these abnormal rhythms so it’s helpful to if you have these symptoms there are different ways of making sure or catching these rhythms either with prolonged monitoring is the most common okay doctor thank you very much great advice and again it

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Have an Irregular Heart Rhythm? Here Are Ways to Get Your Heart Back On Track By Cone Health