Arrhythmia is another term for an abnormal heartbeat. Arrhythmia can affect many people, although, for a significant proportion, they can continue to live a healthy life. If you suspect you have an arrhythmia, or you have noticed a problem with the rhythm of your heart, then it is essential to see a heart specialist. Dr David Begley is an experienced arrhythmia consultant Cambridge who can help to diagnose and treat heart rhythm conditions.
Who is at risk of arrhythmia?
While arrhythmia can affect many people, some groups are more susceptible than others. For example, arrhythmia can occur in any age range, but it is more likely to affect older people. Arrhythmia is also more common with those who have had a related illness, such as a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.
In terms of lifestyle, the arrhythmia is more apparent in those who are overweight or drink alcohol excessively. In fact, many doctors will recommend a healthy lifestyle to help prevent heart conditions which may be able to lower the risk of arrhythmia. However, the arrhythmia is not always possible to avoid.
There are several common triggers for arrhythmia, such as illegal recreational drugs, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and tobacco. As well as this, exercise can also lead to an abnormal heartbeat.
Why should I see an arrhythmia consultant Cambridge?
While many people continue to live a normal life with arrhythmia, it is vital to have the condition diagnosed. For people who have a serious or underlying heart condition, arrhythmia can cause a sudden cardiac death. In the UK alone, it kills thousands of people a year. If you suspect you have an abnormal heartbeat, then make sure to book an appointment with a specialist for both peace of mind and treatment.
Looking for arrhythmia diagnosis?
If you suspect you have an arrhythmia, then you can make an appointment to see Dr David Begley, an arrhythmia specialist who can help to determine your symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis. From there, Dr Begley can then recommend the best treatment to suit your needs.