Heart arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats. There are several different types, and some are more severe than others. If you have an irregular heartbeat, your doctor may decide to keep a watchful eye on your symptoms, or he or she may try treating the condition with medication or an implanted cardiac device.
Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of arrhythmia. It affects millions of Americans and can lead to stroke. Premature atrial contractions are harmless arrhythmias and do not require treatment. Atrial flutter occurs often after heart surgery and may progress to atrial fibrillation. Ventricular fibrillation is one of the most serious arrhythmias and is considered a medical emergency.
If you experience an intense irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or another symptom of heart trouble, seek emergency care right away at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Our Heart Institute and Arrhythmia Center of Florida provides cutting-edge care for a range of heart health issues. To learn more about our services, please call (888) 741-5119.