Arrhythmia Clinic

At Mayo Clinic Healthcare's Arrhythmia Clinic, you have access to a collaborative team with specialized expertise in several areas that affect arrhythmia, including heart and blood vessel conditions, heart rhythm conditions, heart and blood vessel surgery, and other areas.

If necessary, you will also have access to experts in Mayo Clinic's U.S. cardiac practice, which sees nearly 50,000 people a year with arrhythmia and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the Best Hospitals in the U.S. for heart disease and surgery.

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What is arrhythmia?

Heart arrhythmia is an irregular beating of your heart, which can be too slow, too fast or erratic. Arrhythmia is caused by dysfunction of the electrical impulses that control your heartbeat.

Some people experience arrhythmias as a fluttering or racing heart, which can be harmless. However, serious forms of heart arrhythmias have aggravating signs and symptoms and can even be life-threatening.

There are three basic types of heart arrhythmia:

  • Slow heartbeat (bradycardia) with a resting heart rate less than 60 beats a minute
  • Fast heartbeat (tachycardia) with a resting heart rate greater than 100 beats a minute
  • Premature heartbeat, which can feel like a skipped heartbeat but is actually an extra beat

Different types of arrhythmia involve different chambers of the heart. Your Mayo Clinic Healthcare specialist will work with you to accurately diagnose your exact type of arrhythmia and recommend the best treatment options.

Learn more about heart arrhythmia at MayoClinic.org