Arrhythmia

Cardiac Ablation

It can sound scary, but sometimes the best way to stop an abnormal heart rhythm is by destroying some of the heart tissue. This is known as cardiac ablation and Dr. Smith performs this procedure.   What is cardiac ablation?   The goal of cardiac ablation is to destroy the pathway of the abnormal rhythm. …

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When Your Heart Skips a Beat

Song lyrics are full of talk of heartbeats. But one in particular gets Dr. Smith’s attention: My heart skips a beat.  Yeah, that’s not love. That’s arrhythmia, the medical term for an irregular heartbeat. Arrhythmia doesn’t necessarily mean your heart is beating too fast or too slow; it’s just out of normal rhythm. You could …

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Your Heart’s Wiring

You don’t usually give your heartbeat a second thought. Sure, maybe after you’ve run up a flight of stairs and you can feel your heartbeat in your neck, then you notice it. But most of the time it’s just there. Until things get out of whack. That’s where Dr. Smith comes in, when your heartbeat …

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