How to Manage Arrhythmia in Children?

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The hospital specializes in all sorts of Pediatric Heart Conditions and Treatments and has been responsible for various successful child heart surgeries.

NEW DELHI, India - Oct. 4, 2018 - eTradeWire -- Arrhythmia refers to a medical condition marked by irregular heartbeats which may either be too slow or too fast in comparison to normal heartbeats. The problem is caused by damage or abnormality in the electrical system of the heart that leads to a short circuit. The heart is the most important organ of the human body and performs the function of pumping blood throughout the body. The proper functioning of the heart is extremely important for the continuous supply of oxygen to the various organs of our body. Patient suffering from Arrhythmia, irregularity in heartbeats hinders the proper functioning of the heart and also abrupt the blood flow throughout the body. In severe cases, Arrhythmia can also lead to stroke or cardiac arrest.

As far as the synopsis of the disease is concerned it is very difficult to detect Arrhythmia as the symptoms are very common or there won't be any symptoms at all. In most of the cases, the problem has been detected accidentally while treating some other medical ailment or during routine check-ups. People suffering from a chronic case of Arrhythmia may experience frequent dizziness, fatigue, restlessness, nausea, unconsciousness, general body weakness, chest pain and palpitation.

Arrhythmia can affect both adults as well as children, however, in the case of children, the problem is usually not very serious and does not require rigorous medical assistance. Routine checkups, however, can prove to be beneficial in the long run.

Arrhythmia can be divided into three main categories depending upon what kind of effect it has on the heart beats. These are supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias atrial contractions (PAC's), Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), AV nodal reentrant tachycardia, Atrial Flutter, Atrial fibrillation and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

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Ventricular arrhythmias includes Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach) and Ventricular fibrillation.

Brady arrhythmia includes Sinus node dysfunction and heart block.

In children, Arrhythmia is mostly caused as a result of internal factors such as certain disease affecting the heart muscle, congenital heart defect, Infections, a chemical imbalance in the body, medication and fever. It is quite difficult to detect Arrhythmia in children as they are not capable enough to understand the symptoms. Hence the parents have to be very cautious and take their child for frequent medical check-ups. Also, children can easily tell you  IFS they are feeling light-headed or dizzy frequently. However, in the case of infants and toddlers, the problem can only be detected during routine checkups. In case your child has pale and irritable skin or is experiencing a sudden loss of appetite, consult an cardiologist as soon as possible.

Pediatric arrhythmias account for approximately 55.1 per 100,000 patients which clearly indicates that the problem is more likely to affect children. Sinus tachycardia is the most widely reported arrhythmia.

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Arrhythmia in children can be managed in a number of ways. Even after the normal heartbeat of the patient is restored, an electrocardiogram should be repeated to check wether the problem has healed completely. All the infants, especially below one year of age and having hemodynamically unstable SVT  should be taken for frequent medical examinations. A physiotherapist may also prove to be very helpful in treating Arrhythmia.

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It is very important to educate your children about the problem so that if they experience any of the symptoms, they can easily convey it to you. Also, make sure that your child is not feeling any difficulty in breathing.

Arrhythmia is a medical term used to describe irregularity in heartbeats of a person. The condition is also known as cardiac dysrhythmia. The problem is common in adults as well as children. In most of the cases, the problem is harmless and does not require any medical attention but in some cases, it can even prove to be life-threatening and fatal. Arrhythmia can result from various underlying factors, which mostly include pertaining medical conditions. If your child is detected with the problem, you can consult some of the best paediatric cardiologists at BLK hospital, which is the leading and the most trusted Paediatric Cardiology hospital in the country. The hospital specialises in all sorts of Pediatric Heart Conditions and Treatments and has been responsible for various successful child heart surgeries.  As per the leading children Heart Institute in India, it is quite difficult to detect the problem in smaller children especially infants and toddlers, as they are not able to express their condition verbally. Hence it becomes very important for the parent to look out for any kind of skin irritation, paleness or change in the eating patterns all the children. If you notice any of these, immediately take your child to the nearest children heart hospital for immediate assessment.

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BLK Super Speciality Hospital

Building No-5, Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110005

Contact No.:- +919015443040

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