According to the statement made, the heart beats 60-80 times a minute and approximately 80 thousand to 100 thousand times a day, and the problems that occur as a result of malfunctions due to external or internal factors are called heart palpitations.
Not every palpitation complaint always indicates the presence of heart disease. When blood pressure rises, in situations of fear, anxiety, stress, palpitations may also occur following a large tea-coffee or alcohol intake. In addition, palpitations can be seen without heart problems in cases of anemia, pregnancy, overworking of the thyroid gland.
Head of Cardiology Department of Bayındır Söğütözü Hospital, whose views are included in the statement, Dr. Erdem Diker stated that palpitations, which are common and affect daily life, must be evaluated by a physician and that it is important to find out whether palpitations are related to heart disease and to treat them.
Reminding that heart rhythm disorder may be congenital or may occur later as a part of the heart disease process, Diker said, “Some of the congenital heart rhythm disorders cause complaints in later ages. In other words, the occurrence of rhythm disturbances in the 20s, 30s or even later years. The rhythm disorders that occur afterwards, on the other hand, mostly develop on the basis of heart attack and heart failure on the basis of structural heart disease. As a result, the type of rhythm disorder needs to be named, its risk identified and treated. ” found in the description.
“Paralysis may occur as a result of clotting in the brain”
Emphasizing that palpitations due to heart rhythm disorders consist of many subgroups, Diker shared the following information:
“Because rhythm disorder is a categorical name, the risks are different according to its subgroups. Although some have severe complaints, the life-threatening risk is extremely low, in another, there may be a fatal risk. In other words, there is no close relationship between the severity of the complaint and the magnitude of the risk. However, heart failure. or rhythm disorders that occur after a heart attack. Some special rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation may cause paralysis as a result of clotting in the brain. Therefore, the risk is determined after the name of the rhythm disorder. “
Diker noted that the physician cannot find anything because patients do not have palpitations when they come to the examination, “A special device is connected to the patient by using a number of diagnostic tools in heart rhythm disorders. In short, in this method called holter, heart beats are recorded for 24-48 hours with a special device connected to the patient. In this process, people who do not have palpitations are given devices that can record for 1-2 weeks and try to make a diagnosis. If it cannot be decided, then electrophysiological study, which is an interventional procedure in which diagnosis and treatment are performed at the same time, is required. ” used the expressions.
“After ablation, full cure is usually provided”
Stating that drug therapy is sufficient in many cases in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, Diker continued as follows:
“In cases who do not want to use drugs or when drug treatment is ineffective, treatments such as ablation and pacemakers are performed. In the ablation procedure, the foci or foci responsible for rhythm disturbance in the heart are destroyed by radio waves by means of plastic-covered, thin, soft wires called catheters. It is a millimeter and responsible for rhythm disturbance, which can take between ten minutes and an hour, as this procedure involves searching for a focus of a few millimeters in the heart.
The patient does not feel pain during the standard ablation procedure. Because mostly there are no pain nerves in the areas where ablation is performed in the heart. If you have palpitations, if the cause of your complaint has not been diagnosed, if you have not benefited from medication or if you do not want to use medication, you can safely undergo electrophysiological study and ablation by consulting your physician. After ablation, full treatment is usually provided and drug therapy is not required. However, in some severe rhythm disturbances, it may be necessary to continue supportive drug therapy after ablation. “