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An arrhythmia is an abnormal heartbeat either too fast, too slow, or an irregular heartbeat. Frequently an arrhythmia may be asymptomatic but at times may present as a racing heartbeat or fluttering, a skipping heartbeat or “pause”, and even at times dizziness. Some arrhythmias are potentially dangerous and an evaluation including an electrocardiogram and a 24 hour Holter monitor can be useful in diagnosing what type of arrhythmia is present.
Arrhythmia is a heart condition that causes your heart to beat too fast, too slow or with an irregular pattern. This abnormality in your heart rhythm can sometimes turn into a heart condition like coronary heart disease, conductive tissue disease or heart valve disease. In serious cases, arrhythmia is also associated with myocardial infarctions or a stroke.
Arrhythmia often has no symptoms. You may only discover your irregular heartbeat during a routine checkup with the cardiologist at the Cardiology Manhattan Center. You might have Arrhythmia
if you experience any symptoms associated with heart disease, such as:
One in every four Americans over the age of 40 suffers from arrhythmia. If your heart rate is slower than 60 beats per minute, the condition is called bradyarrhythmia. If your heart beats faster than 100 beats per minute, you are suffering from tachyarrhythmia. The electrical impulses are usually disoriented in one of three places:
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Symptoms and conditions that may require arrhythmia treatment for your heart include:
Determining the risks of developing an irregular heartbeat is a specialty of your arrhythmia specialist. Age, for example, is a factor, as people over the age of 40 are at a higher risk. Race is another risk factor, as Caucasians are more inclined to get arrhythmia, especially atrial fibrillation. Other risk factors for developing an irregular heartbeat include:
To get the right treatment for your condition, your cardiology doctor conducts a thorough examination in the cardiovascular center. You may also have to undergo tests to measure your heartbeat, which points your cardiologist toward a particular arrhythmia treatment for you. Your tests may include:
For bradycardia, an artificial pacemaker may be the best solution in some instances, as it safely monitors your heartbeats and sends electrical impulses to stimulate a normal heartbeat when your heart rate slows. If you have tachycardia, your best cardiologist in NYC may recommend:
Get checked up for irregular heartbeat. Contact the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center for an evaluation and treatment of arrhythmia in NYC.
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Dr. Steven Reisman is an internationally recognized cardiologist and heart specialist. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Reisman has presented original research findings for the early detection of "high risk" heart disease and severe coronary artery disease at the annual meetings of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Reisman was part of a group of doctors with the Food and Drug Administration who evaluated the dipyridamole thallium testing technique before the FDA approved it.
Dr. Steven Reisman's academic appointments include Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California and Assistant Professor at SUNY. Hospital appointments include the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the Long Island College Hospital.