Cardiac Arrhythmia is a state in which heart beats irregularly, too fast or too slow. It feels like your heart is adding or skipping a beat or is beating very fast. A normal heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute. Irregular heartbeats don’t have any proper heart rate.
Around 850,000 people in US get hospitalized each year due to arrhythmia; Arrhythmia also affects millions of people in Europe and North America.
Types of Cardiac Arrhythmia
Cardiac Arrhythmia mainly has four types
- Extra beats (heartbeats added or skipped)
- Tachycardia (heartbeats more than 100 per minute)
- Ventricular arrhythmias (lower chambers of the heart beats rapidly)
- Brad arrhythmias ( heartbeats less than 60 per minute)
Causes of Cardiac Arrhythmia
The causes of arrhythmia includes smoking, high blood pressure, delayed or blocked arteries, drug abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, genetics, sleeping issues, over active or under active thyroid glands, any injury after heart attack and alcohol use.
Symptoms of Cardiac Arrhythmia
Arrhythmia cannot form any serious symptoms which are noticeable. It can only be noticed when you have a medical checkup by your doctor and he counts the beats of your heart. Some symptoms includes
- Striking in chest
- Breathing problems
- Chest discomfort
Diagnosis for Cardiac Arrhythmia
The diagnostic tests doctors done for Cardiac Arrhythmia includes electrocardiogram, stress test, Holter monitor test, event monitor test, echocardiogram, electrophysiology studies, and cardiac catheterization.
Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmia
Treatment depends on the severity of arrhythmia. A variety of drugs are here to treat the disease such as beta-blockers or anti-arrhythmia medicines (like amiodarone and flecainide) to slow down the heart rate, some are use to stop arrhythmia and some are use to prevent it. Arrhythmia is also treated by electric shocks many physical acts can raise parasympathetic nervous supply to the heart.
Apart from medicines home care also play a key part to cure cardiac arrhythmia.
Many studies shows that Garlic is beneficial for heart conditions, it helps to slow down the hardening of arteries and it also improves circulation.
Studies specify that Turmeric can help to avert atherosclerosis; it has an active ingredient known as curcumin that can help to maintain heart health.
Cayenne is also good for treating heart problems.
Arjuna is a vital Ayurvedic herb to treat heart problems.
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to reduce toxins that may cause arrhythmia.