Abnormal Heart Rhythms
The serious health risks associated with cardiac arrhythmias can dramatically reduce an individual's quality of life and can lead to life-threatening conditions including heart failure and stroke. Atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart, currently affects approximately 2.2 million Americans. Conditions considered as arrhythmias include:
- Heart beats too slow (bradycardia)
- Heart beats too fast (tachycardia)
- Abnormal heartbeats such as extra beats or skipped beats (atrial fibrillation)
- Beats coming from abnormal areas of the heart
Lee's Summit Medical Center can diagnose and manage heart rhythm disturbances. We implant permanent pacemakers and defibrillator devices to help restore normal heart rates so patients can enjoy the activities of everyday living and an active lifestyle.