The most common kind of arrhythmia is called an atrial fibrillation, which results in a racing heartbeat, usually averaging between 300 and 600 beats per minute. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the atrioventricular (AV) node receives several electrical impulses at once from the upper chambers of the heart. In these cases, the AV node typically only allows a few impulses to successfully travel to the lower chambers of the heart. This results in a heart that appears to be racing or beating chaotically, but a heart that is not pumping enough blood throughout the rest of the body.
Atrial fibrillation can be a sign of a deeper problem, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, or a pulmonary embolism.
Chronic untreated atrial fibrillation can create serious consequences for the patient. This arrhythmia can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, or sudden.
Arrhythmia Center of Florida at the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is dedicated to providing quality and timely care for our patients. We are fully staffed with expert physicians and healthcare professionals who are committed to giving our patients the care they need while experiencing a cardiac arrhythmia. We possess a state-of-the-art lab that is fully equipped with the latest technology used to diagnose and effectively treat cardiac patients. Along with making high-quality cardiac care available to the community, our center works toward promoting awareness and education about arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and other cardiac complications.