Heart rhythm disorder and palpitations are the most common complaints of our patients.
Unfortunately, palpitations cannot be given an exact diagnostic name, and most of efforts to record the type of rythm disorder by Holter or ECG is invane.
The device we call rhythm holter is a machine the size of a mobile phone, and we connect this machine to the heart with electrodes, and this is attached to the waist of our patients like a mobile phone.
We record each heartbeat and each rhythm of our patient for 24 hours, and the machine especially records the points where there is deterioration in the rhythms that turn into palpitations, and records and classifies the heart rhythm disorder or palpitation within these time periods.
Thanks to this electronic technological service, when we wear this rhythm holter device to our patients several times a week, it becomes possible to record every heartbeat of our patient for 24 hours and to understand what kind of palpitation it is.
In a normal examination, it is really difficult to catch that palpitation attack when a heart electrocardiography is drawn or during the examination.
There are about 70 different types of palpitations, and heart rhythm disorders have about 70 different alternative characters, and most of them have different treatments.
If these palpitations are of a level that threatens the health of our patients and affects the daily life, we get the characteristic of palpitation in the electrophysiology laboratory if the patient meets the necessary criteria for intervention. During the arythmia treatment, our patient does not feel any pain and stay awake on the angiography süite machine. We apply local anesthesia on the groin area and then enter groin artery and climb up to inner surface of the heart with special cables as thick as long hair.
We investigate the inner wall of the heart and where this palpitation is triggered, we map the inner surface of the heart, and after this study, which takes about 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, we determine the trigger location.
The specifically find where that palpitation is triggered, and this point is a nerve tissue thinner than a tiny lentil, and we dry it by giving sound waves to that area. And the palpitation goes away 90% of our patients.
Heart Rhythm Disorder in Women
Heart palpitations are most commonly caused by thyroid dysfunction in our young female patients. Hyperthyroidism, which we call Hashimoto’s Thyroid, and diseases that we call goiter canlead to palpitations. That’s why most of the simple palpitations, which can be diagnosed by the blood test, and which we understand immediately.