With abnormal heart rhythms what are my treatment options?

Hard to answer. There are hundreds if not thousands of abnormal heart rhythms. Rapid heart types are usually called tachycardias and slow heart types are called bradycardias. There is a lot of variability in between. Your pcp is a great place to start and depending on what they say, may refer you to a cardiologist or other heart specialist.

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Is digitalis used to cure abnormal heart rhythms?

No. No. Digitalis also referred to as digoxin can be used to treat symptoms of abnormal rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. It may help keep someone in a normal sinus rhythm or help control the ventricular rate. While it may help with symptoms, digoxin does not "cure" dysrhythmias. In fact, like most anti-arrhythmic medication, it can-especially at high doses- cause dysrhythmias. Read more...
Ask a cardiologist. Digitalis has a long history of treating congestive heart failure by stimulating the heart muscle. I believe it is used in patients with heart failure but with a normal sinus rhythm. Read more...

When is? Digitalis? Used to cure abnormal heart rhythms?

Never. Digitalis is used to control the ventricular rates of some abnormal fast atrial arrhythmias or svt. In atrial fibrillation it is utilized to control the fast rate. It does not "cure" the problem nor does it actually prevent the atrial arrhythmias, as antiarrhythmic medications would. Read more...

Digitalis cure? Does digitalis cure abnormal heart rhythms or just treat it?

Digitalis . Digitalis does not cure abnormal heart rhythms, but can help stabilize the heart rhythm or heart rate. This medication is derived from the foxglove plant, and is one of the original western pharmaceuticals. In addition to the beneficial effects on heart rhythm, digitalis can also help the heart contract more strongly for patients with heart failure. Read more...
Not a cure. Digitalis is a medication that can improve some abnormal rhythms. The benefits it provides are only while receiving the medication. Read more...

Which non-invasive treatments can be used to treat abnormal heart rhythms?

Some, plus drugs. Depending on the cause & severity of the arrhythmia, relaxation techniques (medication, yoga, tai-chi) may be useful. Some anti-anxiety medications can be helpful as well. Beta-blockers are often used. Serious anti-arrhythmic agents are available, but some rhythm problems, especially in younger patients, may be amenable to electrophysiologic rx, like ablation, rather than lifelong drug therapy. Read more...
Cardioversion, meds. Use of anti-arrhythmic medications and shocking or resetting the heart (cardioversion) are non-invasive options. Read more...

Can digitalis be used for abnormal heart rhythms?

Yes. But it's not a first line medicine any more because there are newer, more effective medicines. It's still sometimes added to others though. Read more...

My brother was diagnosed with abnormal heart rhythms. What does this mean?

Depends. It depends on what the abnormal rhythm is. Mostly these are benign and fairly easily treated, while others have more complex treatment strategies or can potentially be dangerous. Need to find out what it is. Read more...
More details. It may mean nothing significant to potentially life threatening, depending on type of abnormal heart rhythm. Some types may be heriditary. Please find out the type of heart rhythm issue your brother is having and how he is doing. Read more...

What are the symptoms associated with abnormal heart rhythms?

Abnormal heart rythm. There are many different abnormal heart rhythm with varying symptoms from cest pain, palpitation, dizziness, headache to syncope.There are basically two kind of abnormal heart rhythm tachyarrythmia(rapid heart beat)and bradyarrythmia(slow heart rate)different arrythmias have different symptoms. Read more...
Thanks for asking! There are many different types of abnormal heart rhythms. Symptoms associated with abnormally fast heart rhythms include the sense of a racing heart, dizziness, difficulty breathing, sometimes a fluttering feeling in the throat or chest, and occasionally fainting. Read more...

Does the guardian system detect abnormal heart rhythms?

Yes and much more. The angelmed guardian system is an implantable st segment monitor. It is designed to detect an imminent heart attack or decrease in blood flow to the heart with exercise. It will also detect changes in the heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or premature ventricular contractions. Read more...