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"Types of Arrhythmias " - Lisa Esposito

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • New York, NY
  • (May 10, 2019)

Arrhythmia simply means an irregular heartbeat. However, arrhythmia conditions vary depending on which part of the heart the arrhythmia originates, symptoms you feel, treatments – if any – you need and the damage it can do to your health. Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common arrhythmias. According to Vivek Reddy, MD, director of cardiac arrhythmia services at The Mount Sinai Hospital, even for people who don't have symptoms, AFib comes with increased stroke risk. He adds, “There are arrhythmias that have really minimal significance and nothing needs to be done with them, and there are others that are highly significant and can be quite emergent and require emergent management."

— Vivek Reddy, MD, Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Services, The Mount Sinai Hospital, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Professor, Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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