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Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment

A cardiac arrhythmia can lead to an abnormally slow or fast heart beat. We explain how arrhythmias can be treated.

A cardiac arrhythmia refers to problems with the rhythm of a heartbeat. Your heartbeat is caused by an electrical impulse, and problems with this impulse can cause your heart to beat irregularly, or at an increased or reduced speed.

There are different types of cardiac arrhythmia that you may experience, such as atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is often associated with palpitations, chest pain, fainting, or congestive heart failure. It can also increase the risk of stroke in patients.

Your consultant will perform an electrocardiogram to diagnose the problem. A cardiac arrhythmia can be treated with a variety of medications and therapies. These include rhythm control medication and catheter ablation. In severe cases, you may require surgery.

Atrial fibrillation can be treated with a variety of medications and therapies. These include rhythm control medication and catheter ablation. In more severe cases surgical options can be pursued, the most common of which is the Maze procedure.

The Maze procedure involves the disruption of the hearts abnormal electrical channels using either a scalpel and stitch or an energy source. This allows the normal function of the heart to take over and correct the atrial fibrillation. It is a relatively major procedure and the patient will experience chest, back and neck pain for a number of weeks.

Specialists Offering Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment

Dr Zhong Chen

Consultant Cardiologist

PhD, MRCP

BMI The Cavell Hospital 3 more BMI Hendon Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI The Runnymede Hospital

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Prof Jaspal Kooner

Professor of Clinical Cardiology

MD, FRCP

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Syon Clinic

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Prof Roxy Senior

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS, MD, DM, FRCP, FESC, FACC

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Cameron Densem

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc (hons) MB ChB MRCP MD

BMI St Edmunds Hospital

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Dr David O'Brien

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

MBChB MD FRCP FHEA

BMI The Lincoln Hospital

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Dr Dawn Louise Adamson

Consultant Cardiologist

Bsc(Hons), MB BS, MRCP, PhD

BMI The Meriden Hospital

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