What are arrhythmias?
Arrhythmias are disturbances in cardiac (heart) rhythm and are very common.
There are many different types of arrhythmia, including simple extra beats and more sustained rapid beats. Disturbances of rhythm can also sometimes cause slow heart beats.
The symptoms experienced are varied. Some people may notice simple ‘skips and jumps’, others rapid heart beats. Sometimes dizziness or less commonly blackouts may occur.
We run five specialist arrhythmia clinics at both Guy's and St Thomas'. We also provide regular pacemaker and defibrillator clinics to support the arrhythmia clinics.
All our clinics are run by a consultants known as electrophysiologists, who treat patients with arrhythmias.
Find out how imaging is transforming care for cardiac patients
At Guy's and St Thomas’ cardiologists are working to improve the way they use imaging to diagnose and treat patients with cardiac disorders, such as arrythmia.