Rhythm Disturbances

Rhythm Disturbances

Rhythm Disorders

Rhythm disturbances, or arrhythmias, are terms used to describe irregularities in the heartbeat. Different types of rhythm disorders are seen according to the heart's beating faster, slower or irregularly than normal. As a result, serious symptoms such as fainting and shortness of breath may occur. Discomfort, which also causes sudden death, should not be neglected.

Thanks to our high-tech devices in our Cardiology Clinic, we diagnose arrhythmia in a short time and start the treatment process. We monitor the heart health of our patients with regular check-ups.

Rhythm Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms may vary depending on the type of rhythm disorder. Most of the patients postpone going to the doctor because they do not have serious problems. This life-threatening condition should not be neglected. The arrhythmia symptoms seen in patients are generally as follows;

  • Palpitation

  • irregular heartbeat

  • heart to stop

  • dizziness

  • feeling of emptiness

  • Shortness of breath

Types of Arrhythmia

A faster than normal heart beat is called palpitations. Tachycardia, as it is called in medicine, is a rhythm disorder with the heart beating over 100 beats per minute. If tachycardia continues for a long time and is not controlled, loss of heart cells occurs. In the future, it can lead to fatal consequences such as heart attack and heart failure.

Bradycardia is a heart rate less than 60 beats per minute. This is normal for people who do sports regularly. However, it is a health problem to have such a low heartbeat in someone who does not do sports. It negatively affects the quality of life of the person with symptoms such as fatigue, weakness and muscle aches.

Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular tachycardia, which causes the heart to beat too fast, does not allow the heart ventricles to fill sufficiently and the heart to contract. Although it does not cause serious problems in healthy people, it can be life-threatening in people with heart disease.

Supraventricular Tachycardia
Supraventricular tachycardia is an arrhythmia in which the heartbeat is quite fast but the blood flow is slowed. There are 4 types: Atrial fibrillation, Atrial flutter, Wolff-Parkinson - White syndrome, Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).

Rhythm Disorder Diagnostic Methods

The patient's history is listened and an ECG is requested. If adequate results cannot be obtained, long-term ECG may be used. Holter monitoring (24 hours, 48 ​​hours, 72 hours, 1 week duration) can be performed in some patients to get definitive results. Tests such as exertion test, echocardiography, and coronary angiography are used to examine whether there are other heart diseases in addition to arrhythmia.

Rhythm Disorder Treatment

Arrhythmia treatment is usually done with medications. Medicines that reduce the rapid heartbeat or control the irregular heart rhythm can be used. The drugs used vary according to the type of arrhythmia. In some cases, surgical methods may be used. This method is preferred especially in people who have undergone surgery for another heart condition.

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