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Arrhythmia

Arrhythmias are disorders of the heart rate that cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Some arrhythmias can cause problems with contractions of the heart chambers and as a result, the body’s vital organs may not receive enough blood to meet their needs.

Some symptoms of arrhythmias include palpitations (a sensation of fluttering or irregularity of the heartbeat), weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure and difficulty in feeding (in babies). There are several different types of procedures that may be used to diagnose arrhythmias, including an electrocardiogram or ECG. An ECG can indicate the presence of arrhythmias, damage to the heart caused by ischemia (lack of oxygen to the heart muscle) or myocardial infarction (MI or heart attack), a problem with one or more of the heart valves or other types of heart conditions.

Your doctor will choose an arrhythmia treatment based on the type of arrhythmia, the severity of symptoms being experienced and the presence of other conditions (such as diabetes, kidney failure or heart failure) that can affect the course of the treatment. Treatment may include lifestyle modification, use of medications, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker or surgery.

Previous Page Last Review Date: August 14, 2019
Arrhythmia Team
Rahul Aggarwal, MD

Rahul Aggarwal, MD

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Jupiter 33458
Mark Fisher, MD, FACC

Mark Fisher, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Delray Beach 33484
Jonathan Kahan, MD

Jonathan Kahan, MD

Cardiology
Delray Beach 33484, Delray Beach 33484
Matthew Klein, MD

Matthew Klein, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology
Palm Beach Gardens 33410
Brijeshwar Maini, MD, FACC

Brijeshwar Maini, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Delray Beach 33484, Palm Beach Gardens 33410, Lauderdale Lakes 33313, West Palm Beach 33409
Ida Mazza, MD, FACC

Ida Mazza, MD, FACC

Cardiology
West Palm Beach 33401, Palm Beach Gardens 33410
Jonathan J. Vafai, MD, FACC, FASE

Jonathan J. Vafai, MD, FACC, FASE

Cardiology
Delray Beach 33484, Delray Beach 33484
Craig D. Vogel, DO, FACC, FACP

Craig D. Vogel, DO, FACC, FACP

Cardiology
Jupiter 33458
Arthur P. Weiner, MD, FACC

Arthur P. Weiner, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Delray Beach 33484