Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) are relatively common. Most arrhythmias are not life-threatening but they can cause unpleasant symptoms such as palpitations (awareness of the heart beating), shortness of breath, lethargy, and dizziness.
Heart rhythm problems can often be managed by your general practitioner or a general cardiologist.
If symptoms are not improved or if a cure of the arrhythmia is needed, specialist input may be required from a consultant cardiologist with more extensive training in this area (an electrophysiologist). It is very useful to document the heart rhythm at the time of symptoms in order to plan further treatment. For specific conditions, please click on one of the tabs below for more information.