Heart palpitations can be the result of high blood pressure, fear, anxiety, stress situations, excessive caffeine or alcohol intake, as well as a symptom of heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia).
Frequently that it affects daily life and palpitations while underlining the need to be evaluated by a physician Turkey Business Bank group of companies located Bayındır Healthcare Group, flourishing Söğütözü Hospital Cardiology Department, Prof. Dr. Erdem Diker pointed out that in some cases of heart palpitations, sudden deaths, heart failure or the risk of paralysis may occur as a result of clotting in the brain.
Our heart beats 60-80 times a minute, approximately 80 thousand to 100 thousand times a day, and the problems that occur as a result of disruptions 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 fear, anxiety, stress situations, palpitations may also occur after consuming a lot of tea - coffee or alcohol. In addition, palpitations can be seen without heart problems in cases of anemia, pregnancy, overworking of the thyroid gland.
However, the head of the Cardiology Department of Bayındır Söğütözü Hospital, who said that palpitations that are common and affect daily life should definitely be evaluated by a physician. Dr. Erdem Diker draws attention to the importance of finding out whether palpitations are associated with heart disease and treating them.
IT MAY OCCUR AFTER, AS IT MAY BE BORN
Stating that heart rhythm disorder can be congenital or later as a part of the heart disease process, Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Erdem Diker made the following explanations about the causes of the disease: “Some of the congenital heart rhythm disorders cause complaints at later ages. In other words, arrhythmia can occur in the 20s, 30s or even later. The subsequent rhythm disorders mostly develop on the basis of heart attack, heart failure, structural heart disease. Regardless of the outcome, the type of rhythm disorder needs to be named, the risk identified, and treated. "
DOES THE STRENGTH OF THE SHOCK GIVE AN IDEA ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE RISK?
Stating that palpitations due to heart rhythm disorders consist of many subgroups, Prof. Dr. Erdem Diker emphasized that the risks they create can therefore be handled differently and said, “Since rhythm disorder is a categorical name, the risks are also different according to its subgroups. Although there is a severe complaint on the basis, the risk of life is extremely low, another may be a fatal risk. In other words, there is no close relationship between the severity of the complaint and the size of the risk. However, it should not be forgotten that there may be a life-threatening risk in heart failure or rhythm disturbances that occur after a heart attack. In some special rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation, paralysis may occur as a result of clotting in the brain. Therefore, the risk is determined after the name of the rhythm disorder, ”he said.
DIAGNOSIS OF HEART Rhythm DISORDERS
Stating that rhythm disturbances that come in the form of attacks were not recognized during any examination, Prof. Dr. Diker said, “When the patients come to the examination, there is no palpitation complaint, so the physician performing the examination cannot find anything. A special device is connected to the patient by using a number of diagnostic tools in heart rhythm disorders. 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 be diagnosed. Still, 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 ”.
TREATMENT OF HEART Rhythm Disorder
Stating that drug therapy is sufficient in many cases in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, Bayındır Söğütözü Hospital Cardiology Department Head Prof. Dr. Erdem Diker said, “In cases who do not want to use drugs or when drug treatment is ineffective, treatments such as ablation and battery are performed. In the ablation process, the foci or foci responsible for rhythm disturbance in the heart are destroyed by radio waves by means of plastic-coated, thin, soft wires called catheters. The damaged focus is a few millimeters and is responsible for the rhythm disturbance. This process can take between ten minutes and an hour, as it includes 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. said.
WHO IS ABLATION APPLIED TO?
Stating that patients should consult physicians whether they need ablation therapy, Prof. Dr. Erdem Diker said, “If you have palpitations, if the cause of your complaint has not been diagnosed, if you did not benefit from medication or if you do not want to use medication, you can safely consult your physician and have electrophysiological study and ablation. After ablation, full treatment is usually provided and drug therapy is not required. However, in some severe rhythm disorders, it may be necessary to continue supportive drug therapy after ablation ”.