As the name suggests, Arrhythmia is a condition that affects the heart rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. In the condition, the heart can beat too fast, too slow even or with an irregular rhythm. When the heart beats too fast, the condition is called tachycardia whereas in the case of it beating too slowly, the condition is called bradycardia.
Generally, Arrhythmias treatment may include anti-arrhythmic drugs, medical procedures, implants, but surgery becomes a must in severe cases. Arrhythmias can be detected by an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) along with other tests for a firm diagnosis. Placing a device such as pacemaker can correct an irregular heartbeat or patients can also opt for a surgery to repair nerves that overstimulating the heart.