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Managing Your Arrhythmia

When you’re diagnosed with an arrhythmia, protect your health and well-being by taking an active, ongoing role in your care.

Make Heart-Healthy Choices

Reduce your arrhythmia risk by keeping your heart as strong and healthy as possible. Talk with your health care provider about ways you can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Follow a heart-healthy diet; our registered dietitians can help you develop an eating plan for your tastes and lifestyle
  • Limit caffeine to one coffee, cola or tea each day
  • Limit alcohol
  • Quit smoking or illegal drugs
  • Avoid cough or cold medications with stimulants that may affect your heart rhythm
  • Get or stay physically active

If you have sleep apnea, get treatment; the sleep disorder is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and heart disease.

Get Regular, Ongoing Arrhythmia Care

To care for your heart rhythm disorder, make sure you:

  • See your provider regularly.
  • Tell your provider if your arrhythmia symptoms change.
  • Take medications as prescribed.
  • Check with your provider before taking over-the-counter medications, vitamins or nutritional supplements.
  • Lie down anytime you feel dizzy or faint, and then tell your provider about the symptoms.

Explore arrhythmia treatments and procedures at Overlake Medical Center.

Take Arrhythmia Medications Safely

Manage your symptoms and help prevent future complications by using arrhythmia medications prescribed by your physician. Take medications exactly as prescribed; don’t stop taking your prescription without first checking with your physician.

Tell your provider about any side effects you experience while taking prescription medications.

Help your care team keep you safe by maintaining a list of the medicines you take and bringing it with you to every medical appointment, including emergency or urgent care visits.

Schedule a Consultation

Make an appointment with a board-certified electrophysiologist at the Bob and Patty Edwards Arrhythmia Center at Overlake. Call 425.454.2656 or send us a secure message through ONEChart today.