Irregular Heart Beats – Causes and Treatment

What are irregular heartbeats?

An irregular heartbeat is an arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia).

A normal heart rate is 50 to 100 beats per minute. Arrhythmias and abnormal per minute.

Arrhythmias and abnormal heart rates don’t necessarily occur together. Arrhythmias can occur with a normal heart rate, or with heart rates that are slow (called bradyarrhythmias with less than 50 beats a minute). They can also occur with rapid heart rates (called tachyarrhythmias with over 100 heartbeats per minute).

What then are some causes of Arrhythmia?


Some common causes of irregular heartbeats

Arrhythmia may be caused by many different factors, including :

> Coronary Artery Disease

> Electrolyte imbalances in the blood (such as Sodium or Potassium)

> changes in the heart muscle

> injury from a heart attack

> healing process after a heart surgery

Irregular heart rhythms can also occur in “normal healthy” hearts.


How to treat irregular heartbeats

If your heart has an irregular (uneven) beat or is beating too fast, cardioversion is a way to restore your heart to a regular rhythm.

Cardioversion also treats other kinds of abnormal heartbeats, including atrial flutter, arterial tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia. Cardioversion or defibrillation is also used in emergency situations for people who suffer sudden life-threatening arrhythmias.


Having irregular heartbeats?

FCC Healthcare has continually been at the forefront in minimally invasive treatment options for cardiovascular care. We can carry out procedures such as implantable defibrillators and cardioversions that can restore your heart to its regular beats. Book an appointment here today.


You can also call us on any of the following numbers; +234 808 211 4266, +234 803 525 0205 or +234 818 376 2438.

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