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.
Heart Palpitations and Their Causes Heart palpitations are quite common so if you experience them you are certainly not alone. Here we will look into what causes heart palpitations.
Cardiac Event Monitoring of High-Risk Patients Cardiac event monitoring offers a non-invasive way to diagnose heart problems. Whether your symptoms occur frequently or rarely, the monitoring can help pinpoint a cause that can then direct a course of treatment.
Abnormal Left Ventricular Diastole The lower heart ventricles normally relax during diastole to allow filling with blood from the upper atria. This is followed by a forceful contraction during the systole, during which blood is pumped out to the circulation. Find out what happens in an abnormal ventricular diastole.
A Guide to the Use of a Transvenous Pacemaker Using the transvenous pacemaker to re-establish normal heart rate and rhythm in emergency situations can be life-saving. Find out more about pacemaker implantation and how it is used.
A Guide to Implantable Cardiac Devices The two main implantable cardiac devices are pacemakers and defibrillators. These devices work in such a way to keep the heart monitored. Implanted medical devices can either monitor the electrical impulses or reduce the heart rate if it starts to beat too fast.
The Use of Acupressure for Atrial Fibrillation Anyone interested in learning more about acupressure for atrial fibrillation should read this article. It will discuss the key points about atrial fibrillation along with information on how acupressure works.