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516 Lakeview Road, Villa 5
Clearwater, FL 33756
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Don’t Lose Your Heart’s Rhythm

Cardiac arrhythmia is a condition characterized by irregular heart rhythms. The condition arises when electrical activity in the heart does not function properly. While cardiac arrhythmia is quite common and usually harmless, in some cases it can be serious and potentially life-threatening.

During cardiac arrhythmia, the flow of blood through the four chambers of the heart, which normally takes place within 60 to 100 seconds, gets interrupted, resulting in abnormal heart rhythms.

Cardiac arrhythmia may be triggered by several factors. Among people who have a healthy heart, the interrupted flow of blood would mostly be caused by external factors such as drug or substance abuse or even electrical shock.

Heart and health problems that affect the amount of blood supply to the heart often result in damage to or abnormality of the heart tissue, or thickening and stretching of heart muscle, and trigger cardiac arrhythmia. When one experiences any of the following symptoms, it is best to seek medical attention: slow or increasing heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, feeling weak, fainting or low blood pressure.

Because a serious case of cardiac arrhythmia affects the supply of blood to the vital organs, it may lead to potentially fatal conditions such heart failure and stroke.



Patient Reviews

I was diagnosed with persistent AFIB several months ago. I found Dr. Norris by a referral from another physician. Dr. Norris scheduled me for a cardiac ablation without delay. He thoroughly explained the procedure, risks and benefits prior to the procedure. Dr. Norris and his staff exhibited exceptional professionalism and interest in resolving my AFIB. One month post-op I am rhythm and feel great. Thank you Dr. Norris and staff. I truly feel like I have my life back again.
-Ken Afienko

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516 Lakeview Road, Villa 5
Clearwater, FL 33756 (Two blocks south of Morton Plant Hospital )

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