Treatments for Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disturbances)
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Treatment of arrhythmias depends on the type and seriousness of the particular rhythm disturbance. For example:
Medications are most often used in tachyarrhythmias (fast heart rates).
Electrical conversion is used for life-threatening irregular rhythms.
Pacemakers are used most frequently for bradyarrhythmias (slow heart rates).
Treatment aims to maintain the heart's ability to pump blood efficiently.
Treatment involves the following:
Lifestyle changes Medications Surgery Other treatments
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