Dr. Hamdan provides a broad range of treatment options for patients diagnosed with arrhythmia, from noninvasive interventions to device therapy to minimally invasive surgery.
What is Heart Arrhythmia?
An arrhythmia is a heart rhythm abnormality that may indicate a serious problem and can lead to heart disease, stroke or even death. An arrhythmia may be suspected when a physician hears a fast or irregular heartbeat while listening to the heart with a stethoscope.
What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?
Atrial fibrillation, or “AFib,” is the most common type of arrhythmia – it affects about 2.2 million Americans, with 160,000 new cases diagnosed annually.
Whether the condition is intermittent or chronic, patients with atrial fibrillation or “AFib” are at higher risk for blood clots and strokes.
Types of Heart Arrhythmia
Common types of heart arrhythmia include:
Causes and Risk Factors of Heart Arrhythmia
Causes and risk factors of heart arrhythmia include:
Symptoms of Heart Arrhythmia
An arrhythmia can be “silent” and may not cause any symptoms, but among individuals who experience heart arrhythmia symptoms, common complaints include:
Diagnosing Heart Arrhythmia and Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Tests to find underlying heart diseases may include:
Heart Arrhythmia and Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
Dr. Hamdan provides a broad range of heart arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation treatment options, from noninvasive interventions to device therapy to minimally invasive surgery. These include:
Many medications are available to treat a fast or irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia. Medications are given to prevent arrhythmias and slow the heart rate. In most cases, the drugs have to be taken for the rest of the patient’s life.
Minimally Invasive Surgery