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Are Heart Palpitations Life-Threatening?

Your heart races or it feels like it’s flip-flopping inside your chest and you’re, understandably, concerned. These symptoms are called heart palpitations. Here’s a look at when they signal a potentially serious problem.

Sep 7th, 2021
Ways You Can Manage Your Heart Rhythm

When you have an arrhythmia, it’s important that you place yourself into the care of a cardiologist while also taking the necessary steps to manage the condition on your own. Here, we discuss your role in managing your heart rhythm.

Aug 3rd, 2021
This Is Why You Should Never Ignore Shortness of Breath

Most everyone experiences shortness of breath many times during their lives, especially after exertion. When this problem becomes ongoing and isn’t related to exercise, it could be a sign of a serious heart-related problem.

Jul 6th, 2021
How Are Heart Arrhythmias Treated?

A heart arrhythmia is a broad term for any irregularity in your heartbeat, which means there’s a wide range of treatment options. Here’s a brief overview of the most common types of arrhythmias and their potential solutions.

Jun 13th, 2021
Stress, Anxiety and Atrial Fibrillation

The roles that stress and anxiety play in your heart health are tough to quantify, but researchers believe that they are influential. Here’s a look at the complex connection between stress, anxiety, and atrial fibrillation.

May 4th, 2021
What Causes an Atrial Flutter?

When it comes to arrhythmias, an atrial flutter is among the most common. Here’s a look at how this abnormal heart rhythm develops and what steps we can take to prevent your atrial flutter from posing a risk.

Apr 14th, 2021
Sinus Arrhythmia: What You Need to Know

Your body relies on your heart to beat continuously and rhythmically in order to receive much-needed oxygen. So when something disrupts this rhythm, such as a sinus arrhythmia, should you be worried?

Mar 21st, 2021
How Sleep Disorders Affect the Heart

In an ideal world, you get eight hours of sleep each night, giving your body plenty of time to restore itself. If you have a problem that robs you of sleep, your health can suffer, including your heart health.

Feb 4th, 2021
Treatments for an Atrial Flutter

Approximately 5% of the population in the United States has an arrhythmia, which can take on many different forms. In the following, we explore the atrial flutter and how we treat this potentially serious problem.

Jan 1st, 2021
When Anxiety and Heart Palpitations Coincide

Heart palpitations can be tricky to figure out. Sometimes they signal a problem in your heart’s rhythm, while other times they’re simply the byproduct of stress or anxiety. We help you figure out which it is. Here’s what you should know.

Dec 1st, 2020
What Causes Tachycardia?

For people with persistent tachycardia, which is an abnormally fast heart rate, the threat of cardiovascular disease is heightened. Here’s a look at what causes tachycardia to help you take the steps necessary to slow things down.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Tips for Avoiding a Heat Stroke This Summer

As summer temperatures begin to rise here in Arkansas, it’s good practice to refamiliarize yourself with heat-related illnesses, especially if you have a preexisting cardiac disorder. To get started, here on some tips on avoiding heat stroke.

Jul 19th, 2020
Why Does My Heart Race at Night?

You go to bed, eager for some much-needed sleep. Instead, you feel your heart racing  or pounding, making sleep extremely difficult. Here’s a look at some of the reasons your heart may be racing at night, so you can get on the road to better sleep.

Jun 26th, 2020
What You Need to Know About an ECG or EKG

When determining the health of your heart, an ECG or EKG is often the first diagnostic tool we turn to. Here’s a look at what this simple and painless test can reveal about your cardiovascular health and what you can expect during the test.

May 22nd, 2020
Is Your Lifestyle Causing Arrhythmia?

There are many different types of arrhythmias, but what they all share in common is that the heart isn’t beating properly. And just as there are many types of arrhythmias, there are also many causes and risk factors, including your lifestyle.

Apr 20th, 2020
5 Ways to Eat a Heart-Healthier Diet

Your heart health is greatly influenced by a number of factors, with your diet leading the charge. Here are a few ways that you can eat your way to a healthier heart, whether as a preventive technique or after a diagnosis.

Feb 17th, 2020
Most Common Causes for Heart Palpitations

Do you occasionally feel as if your heart is racing or fluttering? Maybe even skipping a beat? Here’s what you should know about this fairly common occurrence, called heart palpitations, and what precipitates them.

Dec 1st, 2019
How to Keep Active With a Heart Rhythm Disorder

If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart rhythm disorder, such as atrial fibrillation, you may be understandably hesitant about pushing your heart too hard. In point of fact, your heart health may have everything to gain from the right exercise regimen.

Nov 1st, 2019
What You Should Know About Arrhythmia During Pregnancy

Developing an arrhythmia during your pregnancy isn’t uncommon, but it still requires expert oversight. And the peace of mind knowing that your heart health is being well looked after can relieve a lot of anxiety.

Sep 30th, 2019
How Wireless Pacemakers Are Changing Lives

In the last few decades, modern medicine has benefited from great leaps and bounds in technology. And there’s no better example of this than the wireless pacemaker, which is a game-changer.

Aug 1st, 2019
5 Steps Everyone Can Take for a Healthier Heart

February is American Heart Month, set aside to promote heart health. Heart disease remains a leading cause of death, though it’s one that many people can take steps to avoid. Moderate lifestyle changes may add up to a reduced risk of heart disease.

Feb 1st, 2019
Is Angina a Precursor to a Heart Attack?

Not all chest pain is serious. But if it lasts between one and 15 minutes, it can be a sign that something’s seriously wrong. Here’s what you need to know about angina and when it may signal a heart attack.

Jan 15th, 2019