Information & Advice for Arrhythmia Patients
Diagnosis & Treatments
Monitoring of the heart’s rhythm is the cornerstone of the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias.
Catheter ablation is a technique used to treat a variety of heart rhythm disorders by blocking the pathways that are causing the arrhythmia.
CRT stands for cardiac resynchronization therapy. A CRT device can ‘retune’ the heart’s timing to reduce or eliminate symptoms while also helping to prevent further weakening of the heart.
ICD stands for implantable cardioverter defibrillator. If your doctor has suggested that you need an ICD you may have experienced or may be at risk of experiencing an abnormal, fast heart rhythm.
There are many different drugs used to treat arrhythmias and each drug may affect different people in different ways.
If your doctor has suggested that you have a pacemaker fitted it is because you have an abnormality in the electrical pathway of your heart that upsets the regular beating of your heart.