Heart Palpitations & Arrhythmia

 Heart palpitations involve the heart “skipping” a beat or beating irregularly. It can be brought on some factors such as stress, caffeine consumption or other issues, or it could be a symptom of a more serious condition or arrhythmia. Learn about the types of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, ways to treat it such as pacemakers, causes, diagnosis and more information.

What Are Premature Atrial Complexes?

Premature atrial complexes are caused by abnormal electrical impulses transmitted by the atria (either of the upper chambers of the heart). The abnormal electrical impulses cause contractions of the upper chamber of the heart earlier than expected. Such premature beats are generally harmless.

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rate and rhythm that affects about two million Americans. It is a major cause of stroke, wherein a blood clot may form and get lodged in a small artery, preventing blood circulation to the brain. Learn more about atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention.