Category Archives: Heart Rhythm Disorders

Some Signs to Watch For with Abnormal Heart Rhythms

An occasional period of an abnormal heart rhythm is not rare and usually isn’t serious. Many adults have had some rhythm problem, whether due to too much caffeine, stress, or other issues. The feelings may be of your heart racing, a feeling of lightheadedness or dizziness. But certain heart rhythms can be serious, potentially even […]


Slow Down that Heart Rate

Everyone has rapid heart rates at times. During exercise your heart rate can climb to 180 beats per minute. Generally, it’s considered the maximum heart rate a person should have is 220 less your age. So, if you’re 40, you’d subtract 40 from 220 and your maximum heart rate during exercise should be 180. But […]


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Macy C. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC, FHRS