You and your heart are in very good hands at the Heart and Vascular Wellness Center in Murrieta. Here, you’ll find comprehensive cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology services from a multi-board-certified cardiovascular specialist. Dr. Oshodi is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and electrophysiology, as well as triple fellowship-trained in cardiology, electrophysiology cardiology, and interventional cardiology.
Heart arrhythmia is simply an irregular heartbeat. You can have arrhythmia even if your heart is healthy. Electrophysiology is the subspecialty of cardiology that specializes in treating abnormal heart rhythms. Symptoms may include:
- Lack of energy
Treatments for Arrhythmias
If medications can’t control a persistent irregular heart rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation, you might need electrical cardioversion, which involves an electric shock to your chest wall to restart the normal heart rhythm. Another option is the pacemaker, an implantable device that sends small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to maintain a safe heart rate.
Another treatment option is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to treat ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, which are two life-threatening heart rhythms. When the ICD detects a very fast, abnormal heart rhythm, it delivers an electric shock to the heart muscle to reestablish a normal rhythm. We also use catheter ablation to fix an electrical problem within the heart. The catheter delivers high-frequency electrical energy that “disconnects” the pathway of the abnormal rhythm.
If you suspect that you might have an arrhythmia and want to learn more, call (951) 696-0004 or visit HeartVWC.com