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Your heart has the amazing capability of beating 60-100 times a minute for your entire life. In the majority of people, the heart rhythm stays regular. However, in some people, the heartbeat may become irregular and beat too fast or too slow.
Everyone has an irregular heart beat occasionally. There are some people who have these episodes frequently and may have symptoms such as lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort or fainting. Fortunately these rhythms can be identified and treated. UofL Health - Jewish Hospital's Heart Rhythm Care focuses specifically on just that – diagnosing types of arrhythmias through electrophysiology studies and determining the best treatment. At UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, the heart rhythm specialists are providing the most innovative procedures for patients who have any type of arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is the most common type of heart rhythm disorder.
There are a variety of procedures to help diagnose and treat arrhythmias. Some of these are only available in Louisville at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital:
UofL Health - Jewish Hospital was also the first hospital in Louisville to use MediGuide™ Technology, a GPS-like technology for procedures to correct heart rhythm problems. This technology allows physicians to see the precise location of specially designed delivery tools and catheters enabled with miniature sensors to navigate more safely within the heart. Read more about it here.
Regardless of the type of arrhythmia you have, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital has an experienced team of heart rhythm specialists who can accurately diagnose your condition and provide the most effective treatment.