If you’re experiencing palpitations and irregular heart rhythms, it could indicate a serious medical condition. At his clinic in Clifton and Ridgewood, New Jersey, triple board-certified physician and cardiologist Brendan Sullivan, MD, FACC, helps treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. Don’t ignore palpitations and irregular heart rhythms. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Palpitations and irregular heart rhythms are ways to describe heart arrhythmias. These rhythm problems typically occur when the electrical impulses that control your heartbeat malfunction. You can experience different kinds of arrhythmias, including:
One of the most common irregular heart rhythms is atrial fibrillation. This condition causes a rapid and irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious health complications, like stroke and heart failure.
Not all heart arrhythmias cause symptoms. When symptoms are present, they often include:
If you’re experiencing palpitations and other symptoms of an irregular heartbeat, it’s essential to get medical attention as quickly as possible.
You can develop palpitations and irregular heart rhythms for numerous reasons, including:
It’s also possible to develop heart arrhythmias during a heart attack or from scar tissue formation after a heart attack.
Dr. Sullivan is an experienced cardiologist with specialized training in cardiac care. He also provides convenient, on-site diagnostic tools, such as EKG’s, holter monitors and event monitors, to help diagnose arrhythmia disorders.
During your appointment, Dr. Sullivan conducts a comprehensive physical exam, reviews your symptoms, and discusses your medical history. Based on your symptoms and risks, he might also recommend:
Dr. Sullivan will develop a treatment strategy based on the cause of your arrhythmia. In some cases, medications can manage your condition, but in other cases, surgery may be required.
If you’re experiencing palpitations and irregular heart rhythms, call Brendan Sullivan, MD, FACC, or schedule an appointment online today.