Heart palpitations create the feeling that the heart is beating too hard or too fast, or even missing beats altogether. Usually, these sensations are felt in the chest, but palpitations can also radiate into the neck and shoulders.
For those who experience heart palpitations on an infrequent basis, the sensations may be just a mild inconvenience. However, palpitations can be much more serious if they occur frequently or are accompanied by other symptoms, such as dizziness, chest pains, or shortness of breath.
Palpitations can be caused by a number of different medical issues ranging from low blood pressure and dehydration to anxiety and arrhythmias. Therefore, finding an effective treatment plan requires a proper diagnosis of the underlying cause. Electrocardiograms, nuclear stress testing, urine tests, blood tests, and imaging scans may all be performed as part of this process.
At Florida Medical Clinic – Cardiology and Electrophysiology, Paul Z. Gerczuk, M.D., provides personalized treatment recommendations to patients who are experiencing heart palpitations as a result of complex cardiac abnormalities, such as:
- Atrial fibrillation or flutters
- Premature atrial or ventricular contractions
- Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT)
As a highly experienced cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. Gerczuk is specially trained in both medical and procedural treatments for heart palpitations and the complications that can accompany them. To learn more about the treatments offered at Florida Medical Clinic – Cardiology and Electrophysiology, contact Dr. Gerczuk today.
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