According to the Singapore Heart Foundation, 21 people die from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, every day in Singapore.
When you have a heart problem, you need to get treatment right away. The symptoms vary depending on the condition and age of the person. In addition, you need to take the right steps to reduce your risk of complications.
Diagnosis and Treatments
Having an arrhythmia, a condition where your heart beats irregularly, can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke. However, you may not experience any symptoms at first.
A doctor can detect an irregular heartbeat by asking a series of questions during a routine physical exam. They will also use an electrocardiogram to monitor your heart rhythm.
In addition, a patient with arrhythmia can be asked about their diet and lifestyle. This can help the doctor determine if they have an underlying condition that is contributing to the abnormal heart rate.
A cardiologist can prescribe medication to slow your heart rate. They can also install an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator to monitor your heart's rhythm. If the device detects your heart beating too fast, it will automatically reset the heart to its normal speed.
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