Heart Rhythm Central is here to help you understand how your heart works and teach you about abnormal heart rhythms. Learn about common symptoms, warning signs, and information about cardiac procedures and devices.

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A Better Way To Stop Tachycardia

A Better Way To Stop Tachycardia

Supraventricular Tachycardia is a condition that causes sudden rapid racing of the heart. It results in symptoms such as palpitations, weakness, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath… sometimes even fainting spells.  Some people have infrequent episodes – once or...

How Much Atrial Fibrillation Is Serious?

How Much Atrial Fibrillation Is Serious?

Atrial fibrillation is an extremely common arrhythmia that can affect as many as 20% of adults at one point in their lives. But how much atrial fibrillation is significant enough to cause problems? This question was raised by a recent report published at the Heart...

I Have Atrial Fibrillation – Do I Need To Be On Blood Thinners?

I Have Atrial Fibrillation – Do I Need To Be On Blood Thinners?

By Nicholas Tullo, MD Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disturbance that can affect as many as 20% of the population.  In general, patients with atrial fibrillation have five times the risk of having a stroke as someone without AF. Blood thinners are...

Good News for Coffee Lovers With Atrial Fib?

Good News for Coffee Lovers With Atrial Fib?

By Nicholas Tullo, MD Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disturbance that affects millions of Americans. It is characterized by an irregular heartbeat that often causes rapid palpitations.  A cup of coffee contains nearly 90-100 mg of caffeine, which...

If You Have POTS, Try Avoiding Gluten

If You Have POTS, Try Avoiding Gluten

By Nicholas Tullo, MD The Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, or “POTS,” is a complex constellation of symptoms that primarily affects young women. There are many different varieties of this syndrome, but patients suffer from “postural intolerance,” meaning they have...

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