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Pittsburgh’s Top Cardiologist 


A diagnosis with arrhythmia can be a frightening event. You’ve just been told that something about the way your heart beats -- the most effortless task in the world -- is irregular. But with proper care and monitoring, arrhythmia can be managed so that you can live your life without worry.

The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC will work directly with your primary physician to diagnose and treat all types of cardiovascular disorders, including arrhythmia. We have the specialized skills and advanced training to provide comprehensive irregular heartbeat treatment, as well as heart disease treatment for those who need it.

As an independent group of medical specialists who provide cardiovascular care for office and hospital patients, we make every effort to deliver personalized, professional services to each person we see. If you’re ready to receive the best care available in Pittsburgh for your arrhythmia, schedule your first appointment with Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC.


Arrhythmia & Heart Disease Treatment 

Treatment for Heart Arrhythmia Symptoms

The meaning of “arrhythmia” is fairly simple: if you have it, you have an irregular heartbeat. When your heart beats, it receives signals from the brain to do so. If those signals fail to coordinate properly or have inappropriate timing, your heart may beat at an irregular rhythm.

There are two types of arrhythmia, categorized by beats per minute (BPM):

  • Tachycardia, meaning your heart beats faster than normal. With tachycardia, your resting heart rate will be higher than 100 BPM.
  • Bradycardia, meaning your heart beats slower than normal. With bradycardia, your resting heart rate will be lower than 60 BPM.

Many patients who have arrhythmias experience no irregular heartbeat symptoms, and your primary care physicians may notice an abnormality during routine care or during treatment for another condition. When signs of arrhythmia do present, they may include:

  • A noticeably slow or fast heartbeat
  • Pain in the chest
  • A fluttering feeling in the chest
  • Excessive sweating
  • Feeling faint or fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue

If you’re in need of treatment and monitoring for your arrhythmia, the team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC can help. Our Clinical Cardiology services include arrhythmia management, which will ensure that your arrhythmia never interferes with your ability to live a healthy life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I’m at risk for heart rhythm problems?

Some people are at a higher risk for experiencing arrhythmia than others. These risk factors include:

  • A previous diagnosis with coronary heart disease
  • A previous diagnosis with sleep apnea
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol, nicotine and other drugs (including caffeine)
  • Hypertension
  • Imbalanced electrolytes

Do you provide telemedicine treatment for arrhythmia?

Yes! The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC is proud to provide consultative services via telemedicine to offer our patients a safe, convenient method of managing their heart health. If you have questions about our telemedicine capabilities, don’t hesitate to ask us.

How can I get started with the best heart doctor near me?

The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC wants to make scheduling your first appointment with us as easy as possible. Just use our online tool to schedule with us, or give us a call at (412) 688-6414.