An irregular heartbeat that puts you at risk of developing heart problems requires arrhythmia treatment. At Parto Heart & Vascular in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California, interventional cardiologist Parham Parto, MD, MPH, FACC, offers personalized arrhythmia treatment and cutting-edge care. Call today or use the online booking button to schedule an evaluation.
An arrhythmia is a heart that beats too fast, too slow, or erratically. Arrhythmias occur when there’s a change in the sequence of electrical impulses that control the contraction of your heart muscles and the movement of blood throughout your body.
You can expect an increase in your heartbeat during exercise and may occasionally feel your heart skip a beat. These occasional changes in the rhythm of your heart are normal. An irregular heartbeat is a concern when it occurs frequently or causes symptoms like dizziness.
Coronary artery disease (CAD), heart valve disorders, and cardiomyopathy are common causes of arrhythmias.
Dr. Parto takes a patient-centered approach to care and conducts a thorough exam when you visit Parto Heart & Vascular for an arrhythmia treatment evaluation. He reviews your medical history and symptoms and performs a physical exam.
Dr. Parto also utilizes advanced diagnostic testing to determine the type and severity of your arrhythmia. Testing may include:
Cardiac catheterization is an interventional cardiology procedure that uses catheters to evaluate your heart from the inside.
Arrhythmia treatment at Parto Heart & Vascular depends on the seriousness of your condition and underlying cause. Some of the therapies Dr. Parto offers include:
Vagal maneuvers stimulate the nervous system to slow down a rapid heartbeat.
For a fast heartbeat (tachycardia), Dr. Parto prescribes medications to slow down the rate of your heartbeat.
Cardioversion is an electric shock-like procedure that resets the heartbeat when medications fail. Dr. Parto may perform this procedure to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib).
A pacemaker is an implantable device that tracks your heartbeat and sends electrical impulses to keep the rhythm steady.
An ICD is an implantable device that uses low and high electrical impulses to restore normal heart rhythm.
Catheter ablation therapy is an interventional cardiology procedure that delivers high-frequency electrical energy to the small area of tissue in the heart that is causing the abnormal rhythm.
Lifestyle changes may include limiting caffeine, eating a heart-healthy diet, and finding healthy ways to manage stress.
Call Parto Heart & Vascular today or schedule your arrhythmia treatment evaluation online.