We provide cardiac ablation as well as a variety of other heart treatments in Queens. For cardiac arrhythmias Jackson Heights cardiologists at our office are the best in the area. Contact us if you are in need of testing as well as treatment for your heart today.
Arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, are a problem with the speed or pattern of the heartbeat. When a person experiences an arrhythmia, Jackson Heights cardiologists say the heart beats too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia) or in an unusual rhythm. When arrhythmias are severe or last a long period of time, the heart may not be able to pump an adequate amount of blood throughout the body. Without adequate blood for nourishment, the brain, heart as well as other organs may become damaged.
The heart has a natural pacemaker made of rapidly firing cells in the sinus node, but most of the heart’s tissues can create electrical energy that can generate a heartbeat. Abnormal electrical currents as well as blocked electrical pathways in the heart can cause irregular heartbeats. If you have these symptoms and feel like you have cardiac arrhythmias Jackson Heights based Roosevelt Cardiology can help you.
Anyone can experience arrhythmias, and the risk becomes more common with age. There are other factors that put particular individuals at larger risk for arrhythmia such as too much caffeine, smoking, alcohol overuse, amphetamines and other drugs or medicines. Strong emotional stress and anger can also lead to arrhythmias in some people. Damage to the heart’s electrical system from heart attack or disease can also lead to arrhythmias.
Arrhythmias present a range of symptoms that can be unnoticeable to cardiovascular death. The most common signals of arrhythmia include:
Jackson Heights cardiology experts warn of more serious symptoms including:
Most cases of arrhythmia are benign and do not require treatment. Once an arrhythmia has been diagnosed, your heart doctor in Jackson Heights will verify whether your arrhythmia is harmless or needs further action. If treatment is needed, we will create a care plan to suit your situation. Continued care and treatment may include managing risk factors or providing therapy to regulate the heartbeat such as medication, cardioversion and ablation.