I get irregular heart beats many times in a day for the past 3 months. My cardiologist has prescribed cordarone (amiodarone) 100mg once a day. Symptoms still persist?
Talk to your MD. Make an appointment to talk to your cardiologist. Tell him/her that you are still having symptoms despite the medication. It may need to be adjusted or change to a different med.
Today an EKG detected an irregular heart beat - and arrhythmia. What may I expect when I see a cardiologist?
That depends! There are arrythmias that are common and not serious - and arrythmias that are dangerous. A lot depends on your age and overall medical condition. Your cardiologist may do an echocardiogram - a soundwave test to look at your heart "squeeze" and valve function. They may do a "stress test" to see how well your heart works when you exercise. In the meantime, call if you have symptoms! Read more...
I went to my doctor office and she refer me to a cardiologist for irregular heart beat what does this mean?
It means .... Your doctor cares for you.Symptoms of "irregular heart beat"/palpitation/flutter are commonly encountered in clinical practice and may be benign. Your doctor will perform an ECG as a way of trying to determine what may be causing your symptoms. Your doctor may not feel comfortable with the findings on the ECG and will then ask a cardiologist's help in deciding what it is or isn't. Read more...