Electrophysiologic study: diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

The electrophysiological study (EPS) is a test that allows the study of cardiac rhythm disturbances. The EPS consists of two parts: the first is diagnostic (the mechanism that causes the arrhythmia is determined) and the second part is therapeutic (in which the mechanism that sustains the arrhythmia is destroyed). The heart has electrical activity, with … Read more

Treatment to solve arrhythmia problems

Arrhythmias are any disturbance in the rhythm of the heart either because the rhythm is faster than normal (in which case they are called tachycardias) or because it is slower (called bradycardias). Arrhythmias are due to a disturbance in the heart’s electrical system: surprisingly enough, the heart is a pump that runs on electricity. This … Read more

“The goal in the treatment of arrhythmias is to improve the quality of life and prolong it”

Arrhythmias are much more common than we imagine. Although we have all noticed harmless “flutters” of the heart, it is important to know that some arrhythmias can be life-threatening. When should you consult a doctor? When you notice a “strange” heartbeat (palpitations), dizziness or loss of consciousness, chest pain or shortness of breath. There are … Read more

The advantages of new anticoagulants over traditional anticoagulants

Anticoagulants are a pharmacological group that prevents the formation of clots or thrombi within the circulatory system, delaying the proper and physiological clotting mechanism. Under normal conditions, it is not necessary to provide anticoagulants, because physiologically they are not necessary. However, anticoagulant treatment is necessary in patients who are at high risk of thrombosis due … Read more

Myocardial infarction: consequences and risks

Myocardial infarction is the most prevalent cardiological pathology today, especially in the countries around us, and is related to a disease that affects the coronary arteries, known as arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis obstructs the coronary arteries and this generates a lack of blood flow in them. If this flow deficit is acute and abrupt, a heart attack … Read more

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)

What is cardiac resynchronization therapy? It is a treatment for patients with advanced heart failure. It is indicated in patients with severe systolic dysfunction (the contractile force of the heart is severely impaired), with dyspnea (shortness of breath) for moderate or small efforts and a disorder in the intrinsic conduction system of the heart at … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

How is the coronavirus transmitted and what safe distance should I maintain? Primarily, transmission would be by close contact with the cough or sneeze of a person carrying the virus, although based on our current knowledge, people with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic would not be able to spread the disease. In addition, it is considered … Read more

Arrhythmia Treatment

What is an arrhythmia? We call arrhythmia any alteration of the normal rhythm of the heart. How do we classify them? We can classify them in a very simple way. First, by the place where the arrhythmia originates. We will speak of ventricular arrhythmias when the problem is in the ventricles, which are the main … Read more

What care should I take if I have heart failure

Heart failure occurs when there is an imbalance between the heart’s ability to pump blood and the body’s needs. The heart does not function properly and symptoms may occur as a result of congestion or hypoperfusion. On the one hand, the inability to send blood properly to the rest of the body means that the … Read more