Disease Information

Disease Information

Cardiac disease is one of the most common fatal illnesses in Hong Kong, with coronary heart disease as the top killer among others. In addition to diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cardiologists will also proceed from prevention to reducing high-risk factors and reducing the risk of heart disease.


What is arrhythmia

Normal heartbeat is stable and regular. Arrhythmia occurs when the heart beats irregularly, too fast or too slow, which may be caused by problems in the heart, thyroid or lungs.

Impact on patients

Palpitation, anhelation, tiredness, chest pain, mental distress, etc.

Diagnosis of arrhythmia

Causes of arrhythmia may vary from cardiac disease to other problems of the body, which must be found out for improving the condition. Blood test, electrocardiogram, 24-hour electrocardiogram, exercise electrocardiogram, cardiac ultrasonography, electrophysiology study, etc., are all common diagnostic means.

Treatment of arrhythmia

Surgical treatment, radiofrequency ablation, cardiac pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, etc.