Arrhythmias & Palpitations

What are Arrhythmias & Palpitations?

Arrhythmias refer to irregular or abnormal heartbeats, whereas palpitations describe the sensation of feeling your own heartbeat, often in an irregular manner. These conditions can range from harmless to potentially life-threatening, and they often co-exist.


Common symptoms include:

  • Skipped beats or fluttering sensations in the chest
  • Rapid or slow heart rate
  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Fatigue or weakness

Treatment Options

Managing arrhythmias and palpitations often involves:

  • Diagnostic tests such as EKGs, Holter monitors, and electrophysiology studies
  • Medications to control heart rate or rhythm
  • Lifestyle changes like reduced caffeine intake, smoking cessation, and stress management
  • Procedures like catheter ablation or the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators for more severe cases

Don’t let irregular heartbeats disrupt your life. Schedule your appointment with our arrhythmia specialists today for a comprehensive evaluation and a tailored treatment plan to get your heart back on track.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms, such as chest pain or severe shortness of breath, dial 911 immediately for emergency assistance.