Arrhythmia Specialist

Cory A. Waldman, MD

Internist & Cardiologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Arrhythmia often has no symptoms, so it's important for patients to have their heart checked regularly. Dr. Cory A. Waldman, an internist and cardiologist serving patients in Beverly Hills, CA, can check for heart problems of all types, and will provide effective treatment when needed.

Arrhythmia Q & A

What is an Arrhythmia?

An arrhythmia develops when there is some type of change in the body's electrical impulses. This may mean that the impulses are suddenly very fast, very slow, or sporadic. Since the change in electrical impulses results in a change in the heartbeat, the heart won't function properly anymore. An arrhythmia can range from being quite mild to being extremely serious. In the worst cases, an arrhythmia can cause residual damage or even a shutdown of the brain and other organs.

Why do Arrhythmias Occur?

The reason that arrhythmias develop can be quite varied. Even a healthy person with a healthy heart may have a mild arrhythmia. In other cases, there are issues with the heart that may lead to the arrhythmia. Some common causes of arrhythmia include coronary artery disease, deterioration of the heart muscle, or the aftereffects of a heart attack. Electrolyte imbalance may also result in arrhythmia. Because the heart is still weak following a surgery, people who have recently undergone cardiac surgery may develop an arrhythmia.

How Are Arrhythmias Treated?

Arrhythmia is treated based upon the individual and their symptoms. In many situations, the arrhythmia won't cause harm. If this is the case, there is often no treatment required unless a change occurs. In situations where the arrhythmia is serious enough to cause health problems, the patient may require medication or other types of treatment. People who have an arrhythmia need to maintain a low fat, low sodium, and overall healthy diet. This will help keep blood pressure at the proper levels and can keep cholesterol in the healthy range. Other changes that may be beneficial for people who suffer from arrhythmia can include cessation of cigarette smoking and reduction or elimination of alcohol from the diet. With the help of a skilled cardiologist like Dr. Waldman, patients can live a healthy life even with an arrhythmia.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Waldman is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross PPO Prudent Buyer Plans, and Medicare. All other insurances accepted, however, out-of-network fees, co-pays, and deductibles will apply. Please contact your insurer if you have any questions about whether or not Dr. Waldman is an in-network provider.

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