Arrhythmias

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lim offers Arrhythmias in her cardiology clinic at  Singapore which refer to irregular heart rhythm which means that the heart is not beating correctly. Your rhythm could either be too slow (bradycardia) or too fast (supraventricular tachycardia). Some could either be benign or life-threatening. The normal beats per minute is between 60 and 100 on a resting mode, anything higher or lower than that is already considered an irregular pattern.

 Symptoms of Arrhythmias

If you’re having symptoms that are hindering your daily routine such as:

  • fatigue
  • dizziness or feeling lightheaded
  • fainting
  • palpitations
  • chest pain
  • sweating

Please call our cardiology clinic and request to have an appointment with our interventional cardiologist for screening.

Diagnosing Arrhythmia

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the tools used in detecting arrhythmia. If the arrhythmia can’t be caught on the spot, a heart specialist will recommend a portable ECG recorder (Holter monitor) to monitor your heartbeat for 24 to 48 hours. On the other hand, the implantable loop recorder can store data for up to 3 years. Physical examination may also be required to check other factors that cause arrhythmias. 

Arrhythmia Treatment

The treatment may be as simple as removing or altering medications or implanting a pacemaker device. A pacemaker device regulates the rhythm of the heart and it is commonly used for bradycardia.

Avoid strenuous exercise till diagnosis is made. May be life threatening.
Patient may need 24 heart rate monitoring  to determine the severity and guide treatment to prevent fainting or collapse., medications or EPS ( Electrophysiological Study). AF may be treated with Watchman Device to reduce risk of stroke.

If you show signs of arrhythmia or believe that you are suffering from it, contact Heart specialist(Cardiologist) Dr. Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.