Arrhythmia is often just a symptom

There is almost no person who would not feel an irregular heartbeat at times when we feel like we have “missed our heart” or are just beating back and forth. Some forms of arrhythmias are harmless, but there are some that can cause severe symptoms and even life-threatening conditions. In many cases, the treatment of arrhythmias requires a comprehensive examination to find and treat the cause of the complaints. The steps of this were described by Dr. Péter Vaskó, a cardiologist at the Cardiology Center.

Shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain

We talk about arrhythmia when our heart is working differently than usual. This may mean that the heart is beating faster than normal (tachycardia) or slower than normal (bradycardia), or the rhythm is uneven. Arrhythmias occur only occasionally, for a short time, but can be permanent. Its severity can range from a condition that does not cause a complaint, does not require treatment, to a life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment. A common form is atrial fibrillation, which is characterized by a rapid and irregular contraction of the heart or ventricles.

Symptoms of arrhythmias include chest shaking, a fast or slow or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, and strange throat or stomach pain. Dizziness, insecurity, fear, nervousness, blurred vision, fainting, or fainting may occur.

It can also cause thyroid, diabetes, stress and obesity

“In many cases, we do not find any organic difference in the background of arrhythmias in the studies. At other times, it is caused by some kind of heart disease, but there may also be an extracardiac cause, e.g. thyroid disease, diabetes, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, or the use of stimulants can also cause such symptoms, but obesity can also explain it. ” Explains the cardiologist. This is also confirmed by a study carried out by Danish cardiologists and presented at the Munich Congress of the European Society of Cardiologists. Based on this, the fatter a young woman is, the more likely she is to have her heart beating back and forth at once. Arrhythmias were twice as common among overweight women as those who were overweight, and the problem was three and a half times higher among those who were severely obese. “As arrhythmias can be caused by a number of factors, it is not necessary to treat the arrhythmia itself, but to eliminate the other disease or cause that causes it, it is up to the specialist to investigate it.” – we’ll find out from Dr. Vasko.

Other illnesses, portable ECG and stress test

When arrhythmias are suspected, the cardiologist assesses predisposing conditions, allowing them to test for heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disease, among other things, and to ask about different lifestyle habits. Arrhythmia is diagnosed with an ECG at the time the problem persists. If intermittent arrhythmias need to be confirmed, your doctor will recommend continuous monitoring with a portable portable ECG device.

As certain arrhythmias develop or worsen movement, your doctor may request a stress test. To do this, you need to exercise on an exercise bike or treadmill while recording your heart function with an ECG. The goal of medication is to control the rhythm of ventricular contraction, to treat the cause of the irregular rhythm, and to restore a normal heart rhythm.

Life-threatening complications of untreated arrhythmias

Very often, arrhythmias do not cause any particular complaints, and often even those with a life-threatening arrhythmia do not experience the symptoms. Occasionally, a routine medical examination only reveals the problem. ú“As the patient often does not feel any abnormalities in the functioning of the heart, but later complications can be life-threatening (strokes, emboli), it is very important that this is found out as soon as possible and that the affected doctor is examined. I would like to emphasize that it is essential for those who suffer from this disease to be aware of the need for lifestyle changes as well. In that case, if the patient does not change his lifestyle, he will sooner or later have to face the disease again. ” – warns Dr. Péter Vaskó, cardiologist.

Source: Cardio Center


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