Web Chat Transcripts - Questions and Answers with a Physician
An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat.There are many different types of cardiac arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation, premature beats, supraventricular tachycardias, ventricular tachycardia, and heart blocks are just a few. Many arrhythmias are benign and do not require any specific treatment. However there are some arrhythmias that need to be controlled with the use of medications, electrical cardioversion, implantable devices such as defibrillators or pacemakers and catheter ablation.
Read transcripts of prior web chats on this topic:
- Arrhythmias and Device Therapy (Drs. Wilkoff and Saliba 08/16/13)
- Ventricular Arrhythmia (Drs. Saliba and Wazni 06/28/13)
- Atrial Fibrillation & Treatment (Walid Saliba, MD, David Van Wagoner, PhD, Edward Soltesz, MD 05/31/13)
- Atrial Fibrillation (Drs. Saliba, Pinski, and Van Wagoner 10/30/12)
- Arrhythmias and Devices (Drs. Borek and Wilkoff 08/27/12)
- Cardiac and Neuro Sarcoidosis (Drs. Culver, Tavee, and Tchou 03/28/12)
- Atrial Fibrillation (Drs. Van Wagoner, Saliba, and Bhargava 03/02/12)
- Atrial Fibrillation (Drs. Van Wagoner and Saliba 10/28/11)
- Arrhythmias and Device Therapy (Drs. Kanj and Wilkoff 08/15/11)
- Atrial Fibrillation (Drs. Lindsay, Van Wagoner, and Gillinov 06/13/11)
- Atrial Fibrillation and Other Abnormal Beats (Dr. Saliba 03/21/11)
- Ventricular Arrhythmias (Dr. Lindsay 10/04/10)
- Atrial Fibrillation - The Most Common Irregular Heart Rhythm (Dr. Lindsay 02/22/10)
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