AFib & Arrhythmia Treatment | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

AFIB & Arrhythmia Treatment

Turn to the heart rhythm experts at PIH Health for a diagnosis and high-quality treatment of arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation (AFIB).

What's Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is an abnormal heartbeat. Irregular heartbeats don’t always cause symptoms.

When to See a Specialist

Talk to your doctor if you notice symptoms such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling like your heart is skipping beats or is beating too hard
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen feet, ankles and legs

Arrhythmia Diagnosis

Access a wide range of advanced screening and diagnostic tests at PIH Health, including:

  • Echocardiogram – Looks at the size, structure and function of your heart
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) – Records electrical signals from your heart, checking for rhythms and conduction abnormalities
  • Heart monitoring – With the use of a Holter or event monitor, the rhythm of your heart can be monitored and recorded for up to 30 days

Electrophysiology Studies

Electrophysiology (EP) studies examine the electrical system of the heart. EP studies diagnose precisely where the irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) is coming from and if found can be treated by catheter ablation, neutralizing the irregular beats

Conditions We Treat

At PIH Health, you’ll find complete care for irregular heart rhythms, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation (AFIB) – Fast, irregular heartbeats in the upper chambers of your heart
  • Bradycardia – Irregular, slow heartbeat
  • Tachycardia – Rapid, fast heartbeats

Treatments for Irregular Heart Rhythm

Rely on your care team to create a personalized treatment plan, which may include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation – Destroys a small area of tissue causing the abnormal heartbeats
  • Heart surgery and procedures including left atrial appendage closure (LAAC)
  • Lifestyle changes such as eating a heart-healthy diet, being physically active and avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco
  • Medications to control your heart rate or rhythm

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