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Cardiac arrhythmias

How Avi Medical can help you with cardiac arrhythmias

Over 15 million people in this country suffer from occasional cardiac arrhythmias. These organ “timing errors” are usually asymptomatic and rarely cause symptoms. However, they can be signs of serious illnesses or precede them. The timely diagnosis and treatment of this anomaly is therefore essential for your health.  

Our doctors at Avi Medical are available to assist you with all medical measures in the fight against cardiac arrhythmias at all of our locations.

What are cardiac arrhythmias?

The clinical picture of cardiac arrhythmia refers to an anomaly of the organ in which it beats either too fast, too slow or irregularly (for example three quick beats followed by a beat "pause". Also known as heart palpitations). bradycard (frequency too low). The clinical picture also distinguishes between two possible locations where the anomalies arise. There are supraventricular disorders that begin in a structure above the ventricles and ventricular disorders that develop in the ventricle.

When are Are there cardiac arrhythmias?

Cardiac arrhythmias are always diagnosed using an ECG. Bradycardia occurs when the organ beats less than sixty times per minute. This form of anomaly is divided into the following subgenres: 

  • Sinus bradycardia (frequency is regular, but too slow )
  • Bradycardic atrial fibrillation (irregular contraction of the atria of the heart)
  • Disturbance of the electrical conduction of the heart (this affects the sinoatrial node, i.e. the organ's “clock”. , whose impulse is not properly transmitted to the heart chambers and muscles)

A tachycardia is again diagnosed at a frequency of one hundred beats per minute and is further divided into the following subgenera:

  • Sinus tachycardias
  • Extrasystoles (scattered additional beats in an otherwise regular but rapid rhythm)
  • Paroxylic tachycardias (sudden rapid heartbeats that usually last only a few minutes)
  • Ventric fibrillation and flutter (irregular contractions of the heart chambers)

What are they Triggers for cardiac arrhythmias?

The triggers for cardiac arrhythmias are diverse, as the disease comes from both the heart and a different structure. The possible triggers for arrhythmias originating from the heart include:

  • Atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries
  • Heart failure
  • Inflammation of myocardium
  • Congenital heart defects

Possible triggers for arrhythmias that originate from another structure are: 

  • Disturbances in the electrolyte balance
  • Psychological factors
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Poisoning (alcohol, drugs, but also medications)
  • Lung diseases
  • Electric shocks
  • Vascular diseases< /li>

What are possible symptoms of cardiac arrhythmias?

Cardiac arrhythmias progress usually asymptomatic. However, possible side effects and sequelae include:

  • A feeling of "heart fluttering" or "racing" li>
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness and “black vision” up to loss of consciousness
  • Tightness and stinging in the chest
  • Memory disorders
  • Stroke

Treatment of cardiac arrhythmias at Avi Medical

The successful treatment of cardiac arrhythmias consists of the combination of diagnosis and therapy. Our experienced doctors will accompany you.  

To the diagnostic measures count: 

  • Creation of anamnesis
  • Creation of resting, long-term and stress ECGs < /li>
  • Sonography 

Diagnostic measures that in the hospitaland at the specialists, include:

  • Thorax x-ray
  • Electrophysiological examinations (interventional ECG via cardiac catheter)

Among those offered by Avi Medicaltherapeutic measuresin turn include: 

  • Medicinal adjustment of the electrolyte balance and thyroid hormones
  • Drug therapy using special preparations against cardiac arrhythmias (so-called antiarrhythmics)

Additionaltherapeutic measures ,that are carried out in the hospital and by a specialist are:

  • surgical methods (such as the obliteration of additional pathways or implantation of a pacemaker) < /li>