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Irregular Heartbeat & Arrhythmia



    Einstein Institute of Heart & Vascular Health is a top facility for the treatment of irregular heartbeat and arrhythmia. Our electrophysiologists are leaders in the field and recognized as among Philadelphia's Top Docs for treating complex disorders such as atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardia.

    What is irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia?

    Like the circuitry in a house, your heart has an electrical system that causes it to beat. When the system is damaged or sick, the heart can slow down, speed up, or short circuit, a condition called arrhythmia. Irregular heartbeat and arrhythmia can be a caused by a number of factors. But unusual and persistent heartbeat irregularity can be a sign of a very serious heart condition.

    Symptoms include

    • racing heart
    • heart palpitations
    • passing out unexpectedly
    • lightheadedness
    • dizziness

    Irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia can be caused by

    • coronary artery disease
    • heart failure
    • electrolyte imbalances in your blood
    • changes in your heart muscle
    • injury from a heart attack
    • healing process after heart surgery

    Einstein's specialized treatments for complex electrophysiology disorders include

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