Irregular heartbeat care near Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

At Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, our cardiologists in Miami-Dade County help patients with irregular heartbeats, also called heart arrhythmias. The heart should beat in a regular, steady pattern, however, arrhythmias can make your heart beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.

Our heart specialists will work with you and your referring physician to determine if an arrhythmia is present as well as the most effective course of treatment to restore your quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with one of our heart arrhythmia specialists, please call us at (305) 682-6677.

Our heart specialists offer a wide range of noninvasive and surgical treatments to patients experiencing heart irregularities in Aventura.

Types of heart arrhythmias

Some heart arrhythmias will not affect overall health, yet others, can slow the flow of blood to the body or increase the risk of other health problems, such as stroke. The most common types of arrhythmias, include:

  • Bradycardia—slow heart rate
  • Tachycardia—fast heart rate
  • Atrial fibrillation—heart flutters or skips

What is atrial fibrillation (A-fib)?

A heartbeat should be soothing, not scary. If your heart “skips a beat” or flutters, not only can it be unsettling, it could be a condition known as atrial fibrillation (A-fib). A-fib is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Approximately three million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with it.

When A-fib and other arrhythmias occur, the electrical signals that coordinate the upper chamber of the heart become disorganized, causing an irregular heartbeat. The irregular heartbeat disrupts the flow of blood through the heart.

A-fib has been known to lead to complications like blood clots, stroke and heart failure.

Symptoms of A-fib

Often, A-fib does not present any symptoms, but if you do notice a skipped heartbeat or experience any of the following positions, please consult a physician:

  • Irregular or rapid pulse or heartbeat
  • Racing feeling in the chest
  • Palpitations, or a pounding feeling in the chest
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
  • Sweating
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Difficulty exercising

A-fib may not be life threatening if treated properly. It can be cured. It’s important to pay attention to your personal heart health by monitoring your heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, exercise regimen and nutrition. Choosing the right heart health partner is also important.

Electrophysiology Lab

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's Electrophysiology (EP) Lab boasts an array of state-of-the-art technology to provide advanced heart imaging, 3D mapping and heart stimulation. We diagnose and treat patients experiencing irregular heartbeats with advanced heart tests in our lab.