The treatment of arrhythmias is targeted at its underlying cause if any, rate control and/or rhythm control, with focus to maintain adequate blood circulation to the rest of the body and to prevent complications of the arrhythmias.
In some cases, treating the underlying heart disease remove the arrhythmia. In general, arrhythmias can be treated with drugs,
electrical shock (cardioversion), implanting
automatic implantable defibrillators,
catheter ablation, or surgery.Other treatments for arrhythmias include:
Often arrhythmias can be managed by drug therapy alone. Anti-arrthymic drugs are commonly classified using Vaughan Williams cliassification. Response to drugs is usually measured by
holter monitor or
This clinic evaluates patients with cardiac arrhythmias, providing tertiary service for patients with complex cardiac arrhythmias that require further investigations and evaluations. It also provides follow up monitoring and care for patients with
defibrillators.If you suspect you may have arrhythmia or an abnormal heart rhythm, you may make an appointment with a cardiologist for further investigations and treatment.To make an appointment at NHCS, please visit here:Book an Appointment
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