Irregular Heartbeat Treatment

Your heart relies on electrical impulses to keep it beating at a stable speed. Problems with this electrical system can cause abnormal heart beats or arrhythmias. The defective impulses may cause the heart to beat too slowly or too fast, or to beat in an incompetent and chaotic manner. Some of these different types of arrhythmias can be extremely dangerous if not correctly treated, while others may be annoying but are not serious.  The most general type of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, affects about 2.7 million people in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart's upper chambers begin to beat quickly and irregularly.

Your doctor may also recommend Treatment Atrial Fibrillation for underlying conditions that might be contributing to your Atrial fibrillation. For example, heart defects, heart disease, electrolyte abnormalities, medicine and alcohol use and abuse, pulmonary emboli, thyroid problems, and infections can cause Atrial fibrillation and increase your risk of blood clots. Your suggested treatment plan will be different, depending on your specific diagnosis.