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Diagnosis and treatment of palpitations and heart rhythm problems

Getting to a diagnosis

Heart rhythm conditions are surprisingly common, affecting millions worldwide. But while they can be unsettling, remember, timely diagnosis and effective treatment can put you back on track to a healthy, active life.

Understanding the Rhythm:

My expertise lies in diagnosing and treating a wide range of heart rhythm conditions, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation (AF): A quivering or irregular heartbeat in the upper chambers of the heart.

  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT): Rapid heartbeats originating above the ventricles (lower chambers).

  • Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs): Extra beats arising from the ventricles, often felt as skipped or fluttering heartbeats.

  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT): Fast heartbeats originating in the ventricles, potentially serious if sustained.

  • Bradycardia: Slow heart rate, leading to fatigue and dizziness.

Diagnosis: Finding the Underlying Cause

During your consultation, we'll delve into your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. This initial assessment will be followed by specialized tests, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG): Measures your heart's electrical activity, capturing any rhythm abnormalities.

  • Holter monitor: A portable ECG worn for 24-48 hours to record your heart rhythm throughout daily activities.

  • Echocardiogram: Uses ultrasound to visualize your heart's structure and function, identifying any underlying issues.

  • Blood tests and other scans: Sometimes other causes can be responsible for your symptoms.

  • Electrophysiology study (EPS): In come cases, a specialized test that maps your heart's electrical pathways is needed, pinpointing the origin of certain arrhythmias. Usually ablation treatment is performed in the same sitting.

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Treatment options

Based on the diagnosis and your individual needs, we'll explore the most suitable treatment options. These may include:

  • Lifestyle modifications: Exercise, stress management, and dietary changes can often improve heart health and reduce arrhythmia risk.

  • Medications: Various medications can help control heart rate, prevent irregular beats, and prevent blood clots.

  • Catheter ablation: A minimally invasive procedure using thin tubes to target and eliminate the source of the arrhythmia.

  • Pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD): Devices implanted to regulate heart rhythm or deliver shocks if needed.

Personalised Care

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to managing heart rhythm conditions. I am committed to providing personalized care and expert guidance throughout your journey. We'll work together to:

  • Understand your specific concerns and priorities.

  • Explain your diagnosis and treatment options in clear, understandable language.

  • Develop a treatment plan that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.

  • Monitor your progress closely and make adjustments as needed.

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