Heart Arrhythmia Treatment In Delhi

Types of Heart Arrhythmias by Best Heart Arrhythmia Specialist in India

dr vanita blog date January 24, 2022 | 3 minutes read time

When the electrical signals of the heart fail to coordinate the heartbeats, it results in a condition called arrhythmia. When the heart beats faster than normal due to those faulty signals, it’s called tachycardia.

And when it beats too slow, it’s referred to as bradycardia, explains the best heart arrhythmia specialist in Delhi and India. Even though arrhythmias may seem harmless, they can get worse with time, presenting with new signs & symptoms.

Towards the end, you’ll also be introduced to the best heart arrhythmia treatment in Delhi.

Heart Arrhythmia Symptoms

Listed below are the common symptoms of heart arrhythmia.

  • • Shortness of breath
  • • Giddiness, reeling of head, light headedness
  • • Chest discomfort
  • • A slow/racing heartbeat
  • • Palpitations
  • • Thumping in chest

Others heart arrhythmia symptoms include sweating, fatigue, and anxiety.

Types of Cardiac Arrhythmia

Both bradycardia and tachycardia have various types listed below.

Bradycardia Types
Typically, if your heart beats less than 60 beats per minute (bpm) when you are not on heart slowing medications, it’s called bradycardia. But a lower heart rate (close to 60 bpm) isn’t always indicative of the disease. Given that you are healthy and fit, your heart can still pump enough blood at a little less than 60 bpm as in athletes.

Following are the types of bradycardias:

  • Conduction block: Sometimes showing little symptoms and signs, this form of bradycardia is caused due to blockage in electrical pathways, says Dr. Vanita. The heartbeat may slow down, skip, or completely stop in this condition, causing fainting.
  • Sick sinus syndrome: Common in older adults, this condition is caused due to scarring of tissues near the sinus node. Sick sinus syndrome causes the heartbeat to drastically alternate between tachycardia and bradycardia.

Tachycardia Types
At resting position, if your heart beats at more than 100 bpm, it’s indicative of tachycardia, says the best heart arrhythmia specialist in India.

Listed below are the primary types of tachycardia:

  • Supraventricular tachycardia: This type of tachycardia begins above the ventricles (heart’s lower chambers). Patients feel pounding heartbeat (also known as palpitations) during an episode of supraventricular tachycardia.
  • Ventricular fibrillation: When ventricles quiver due to chaotic electrical signs, it essentially restricts the heart’s ability to pump any blood. If not treated urgently (within a few minutes), ventricular fibrillation can lead to death. This usually occurs in people who have either experienced severe heart attack or suffer from an underlying cardiac disease.
  • Ventricular tachycardia: In this form of arrhythmia, the ventricles start to beat faster but not as irregularly as what happens during ventricular fibrillation. It may also affect people who have an otherwise healthy heart. But it may cause death in people with underlying heart conditions, if not treated within early minutes.
  • Atrial fibrillation: Unless treated carefully and immediately, atrial fibrillation can lead to heart failure, stroke, and other cardiac complications, suggests one of the top heart arrhythmia specialists in Delhi. As mentioned, it affects the upper chambers (atria) of the heart, which then isn’t able to pump blood causing stasis of blood in chamber, leading to clot formation.
  • Atrial flutter: Similar to atrial fibrillation, the heart’s upper chambers beats much faster and regular but is not chaotic. Even though a flutter is less serious than atrial fibrillation, it does have the potential to cause clot formation (which then can lead to stroke or heart failure).

Get the Best Treatment for Arrhythmia
If you’re suffering from any form of arrhythmia or if you have the suspicion of arrhythmia and require a formal diagnosis, you can get in touch with Dr. Vanita – one of the best heart arrhythmia specialists in the country.

She delivers new and tested treatment options as well as therapies to kids and adults experiencing arrhythmia. In her medical career spanning three decades, she has treated countless arrhythmia patients. To book an appointment, dial +91 98738 79994.

The other two methods are email (doctorvanitaarora@gmail.com) and website (fill this form).

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    Dr. Vanita Arora is Senior Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist & Interventional Cardiologist at Apollo Hospital, Delhi. She has been a successful Cardiologist in India for the last 28 years. She is a DNB Cardiology, MD - Medicine, M.B.B.S . You can visit her at Apollo Hospital, Delhi. To book an appointment online with Dr. Vanita Arora - the best cardiologist in India, please contact us.

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