Arrhythmia Clinic

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Arrhythmia can be a distressing experience as an irregular heartbeat is uncomfortable and worrying. What’s more, it affects over 2 million people in the UK, and many cases go untreated. That is why Midland Health provides expert care for our patients to alleviate arrhythmia.

At our private arrhythmia clinic in Birmingham, our medical professionals excel at diagnosing the symptoms and conditions to treat your arrhythmia and remove the discomfort. Our experienced cardiologists can run modern, effective tests on your heart’s rhythm and activity to identify problems.

What Is Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is an abnormality in the rhythm of your heartbeat. There are multiple types, each one affecting your heartbeat differently. Your risk of arrhythmia increases if you drink alcohol excessively, are overweight or have suffered previous heart attacks or failures.

When Are Heart Palpitations Serious?

Heart palpitations make you more aware of your heartbeat. You may feel them in your chest or neck, and they can last a couple of seconds, minutes or even longer. It could feel like your heart is:

  • Skipping a beat
  • Beating irregularly
  • Racing
  • Pounding
  • Fluttering

It is crucial to remember that heart palpitations are generally harmless and are rarely caused by medical conditions. They could come on as a result of simple things like stress, lack of sleep, excessive exercise, caffeine, drugs or alcohol, amongst other reasons. 

Whilst most cases of palpitations are harmless, if they are consistent, severe or worsening, you should see our consultants as it could indicate other underlying issues. We can run tests and provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to relieve your palpitations.

Arrhythmia Conditions We Can Treat

An arrhythmia occurs when the electrical systems that control your heartbeat are not functioning effectively and cannot regulate your heart’s activity. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge treating a range of arrhythmia conditions, including:

This condition is the most common arrhythmia and occurs when the heart beats faster than usual. It is triggered by sudden electrical pulses in the heart and causes breathing difficulties, chest pain, fatigue and lightheadedness.

Bradycardia is a slow heartbeat, lower than 60 beats per minute. It causes fatigue, dizziness, fainting and disturbed sleep.

These infrequent, rapid and irregular heartbeat rhythms typically lead to sudden losses of consciousness and potential death.

Ventricular Tachycardia is an abnormal rhythm caused by the lower chambers beating too fast to pump blood around the body effectively. If frequent, it can cause lightheadedness, fainting and severe conditions like cardiac arrest.

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) occurs when the heart beats rapidly and then slows abruptly. Your heart rate may increase to above 100 bpm. If you are diagnosed with SVT and experience episodes lasting longer than 30 minutes or chest pain and shortness of breath, you should go to your nearest emergency department.

A flutter occurs when the upper chambers of the heart (atriums) beat rapidly. It can cause dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue and, in extreme cases, strokes.

Your sinus node naturally regulates your heartbeat. Sick Sinus Syndrome is an uncommon problem that affects the sinus node, leading to slow and irregular heartbeats. It places you at a higher risk of heart attacks and heart failure.

A heart block typically occurs later in life. Your heart beats slower than usual, leading to lightheadedness, dizziness and collapses.

This condition affects your heartbeat when standing up or sitting down. The blood flow to your brain and head decreases, and your heartbeat increases to compensate, leading to dizziness and faintness.

Our Arrhythmia Tests And Treatments

To provide the best service and care for our clients, we have a range of methods to identify, monitor, and treat arrhythmia. This variety means we can find the right solution for you.

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is the easiest way to diagnose arrhythmias. You wear comfortable sensors to monitor your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity over a short five to ten-minute period. It is worth noting that if you experience arrhythmias or palpitations infrequently, we may need to perform the test for longer.

With antiarrhythmic drugs such as beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, we can end the irregular rhythm, prevent it or make it tolerable by reducing the heart rate during the arrhythmic episodes.

Whilst under anaesthesia or sedation, we can shock your heart back to a normal rhythm with a small electrical charge.

We can surgically implant small flexible tubes (catheters) into the heart to record your heartbeat. This information allows us to locate the trouble areas causing the arrhythmia. Then, by heating or freezing the muscles in this area, we create scar tissue that does not conduct electricity, preventing the charge from affecting the heart and causing an arrhythmia.

If you struggle with irregular heartbeats, we can implant a pacemaker to control your heartbeat with small electrical signals.

This device is similar to a pacemaker. It monitors your heartbeat and shocks it when abnormal rhythms and beats are detected.

Meet Our Experienced Cardiologists

We offer our clients the very best cardiology consultants to maintain our first-class service. Our arrhythmia centre is led by Dr Goyal, a resident consultant interventional cardiologist who currently works at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. He has over 20 years of experience in cardiology and has held positions at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Amongst his many specialisms, he works with arrhythmia, chest pain and heart palpitation patients. 

Supporting Dr Goyal is Dr Mehta, who covers our paediatric cardiology services. He currently works in Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Cardiac Unit, world-renowned for its work with congenital, structural and acquired heart diseases in children. He has also written and reviewed book chapters, journal publications and scientific articles.

Why Choose Us?

If you are experiencing arrhythmias and palpitations, you are likely worried about your health. Our consultations are quick and easy, and you can see our cardiology consultants within days without the need for a GP referral, offering you a swift diagnosis.

We are proud to have built a clinic with specialist medical facilities to provide many hospital tests without the long waiting lists. Plus, most of our results are available on the same day to instantly offer diagnosis and treatment.

With our extensive consultancy and care, you can expect:

  • Appointments with our cardiology specialists within a matter of days
  • Consultations with experts
  • No lengthy waiting lists or GP referrals, offering instant care
  • Innovative medical facilities with modern, cutting-edge technology
  • Our primary focus on exceptional patient

Visit Our Specialist Clinic In Birmingham

Our arrhythmia clinic is located on Highfield Road in Edgbaston and is open to anyone in and around Birmingham. Simply use our online form to secure a consultation today.

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