Your heart is constantly working hard, it doesn’t matter if you're sitting, walking, running, or even sleeping. As one of the hardest working muscles in our body, it is important that we make sure that our heart is healthy. If you know that you may have underlying heart conditions, like heart rhythm conditions, or in general want to keep a healthy lifestyle, it is important to receive regular cardiac checks. At Cardiovascular Institute, P.A. in Tomball, TX we provide our patients with complete cardiac and vascular care to manage any heart rhythm conditions they may have.
What Is A Normal Heartbeat?
The heart is made up of four chambers, these chambers work together to pump blood. Normally these chambers are controlled by a natural pacemaker, the sinus node, which produces electrical impulses that start the heartbeat.
What Is A Heart Rhythm Condition?
Heart rhythm problems, also known as heart arrhythmias occur when the electrical impulses that are normally meant to control your heartbeat do not work properly. This can lead the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular pattern.
Types of Arrhythmias
Irregular heartbeats can be categorized into two major types:
- Tachycardia: normally referring to a heartbeat that is too fast, generally greater than 100 beats a minute while resting.
- Bradycardia: normally referring to a heartbeat that is too slow, generally lower than 60 beats a minute while resting.
How Monthy Visits To Our Clinic Can Ensure Your Health
It is time to see a doctor whenever you feel like something is wrong with your heartbeat. Cardiovascular Institute P.A. in Tomball, TX, is a great place to come to get complete cardiac and vascular care. Call our office at (281) 357-5700 to set up an appointment .