Cardiology Specialist Dr. Selma Akdeniz Oskay, “We do not feel that a normal healthy organ is working. We do not feel the liver, we should not feel our heart. If the heart makes itself felt, it should be investigated.” used the expressions.
Oskay stated that arrhythmia, which is commonly seen in the society, which is defined as the state of the heart not working regularly, is seen as palpitations, irregular or strong beats in the heart, and the disease and condition affecting the heart’s stimulation foci, nerve fibers and heart structure may cause arrhythmia.
Noting that not every palpitations and fainting sensations can be defined as arrhythmia, Oskay stated that different types of arrhythmias can be seen in different ages and young people, cardiovascular diseases, heart valve diseases, heart failure, hypertension, thyroid, lung diseases, previous heart surgeries and anemia also predispose to arrhythmia. did.
Stating that some arrhythmias are determined by the person’s genetics, Oskay said, “Although rare, genetic arrhythmias are life-threatening,” sometimes young age can lead to sudden deaths. Some of the sudden deaths of athletes we see on television screens can also be the result of serious life-threatening arrhythmias. ” found the assessment.
Stating that the heart beats faster than usual due to reasons such as excitement and physical activity, Oskay noted that the heart accelerates in some cases except physiological factors.
Oskay said, “Coffee consumption, alcohol consumption, cigarette consumption, some drugs used in thyroid diseases, flu medicines and some antibiotics can cause palpitations. For example, I recommend my patients not to consume more than 2 cups of coffee per day. Smoking has many damages to health. “It is also harmful to the heart. Smoking chronically increases my heart rate by 18 percent in the long run.” used the expressions.
“If the heart makes itself felt, it should be investigated”
Stating that a person can understand whether there is a rhythm disorder in the heart by listening to himself and his heart, Oskay said:
“Normally, a person does not feel that a healthy organ is working. Just as we do not feel our liver, we do not feel our heart. However, if the heart makes itself felt, it needs to be investigated. The underlying causes need to be looked at. The heartbeat is normal between 60-100 per minute. If it goes up to 120 or so. If it falls below 50, if it beats irregularly and with a pause, if it beats fast and irregularly or slowly and irregularly, it is absolutely necessary to consult a physician.After the cause of the arrhythmia is determined, the treatment is shaped according to this reason.If the irregularity continues as a result of drug treatment, heart shock device or pacemaker The most common arrhythmia group in the society is atrial fibrillation, which we usually expect to start after middle age.
If the person’s palpitation attacks are very frequent, and if the applications to the emergency department are very frequent despite the medication used, we can apply treatment with the method called burning or freezing.
In some types of arrhythmia, there are different nerve fibers that cause a short circuit that a person is born with. With the signals received in electrophysiological study, the location of this short-circuited nerve fiber is determined and eliminated by applying heat energy. This procedure is called radiofrequency ablation. Nerve fiber location, tissue depth and accessibility are very important in the success of the ablation procedure. However, the treatment is generally pleasant and the probability of success is 95 percent. “