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Treating Irregular Heartbeats

Provider shows an older man in a hospital bed a heart diagram

Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats. They happen when your heart beats too slow, too fast, or when your heart doesn’t beat in a steady rhythm. It’s important that you see your doctor if you have an arrhythmia. If left untreated, some arrhythmias may be dangerous.

Our Cardiovascular Center offers one of the most comprehensive programs to treat complex arrhythmias in the Mountain West. We offer patients of all age groups the most advanced procedures for diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias, including:

Our specialized multidisciplinary team includes electrophysiologists, cardiologists who have additional training in diagnosing and treating abnormal heart arrhythmias. Our team also includes medical cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and nurse practitioners.

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Resources for Our Patients

Why Is My Heart Racing So Fast?

Everyone has a racing heart from time to time. Stress, exercise, or even too much alcohol or caffeine can cause your heart to beat faster than normal. But if your heart races a lot—or if you notice your heartbeat is often irregular—then you should see a doctor.

Find Out the Causes

Inherited Arrhythmia & Cardiomyopathy Clinic

Inherited arrhythmias are arrhythmias are passed down (inherited) from parent to child. They can cause the heart to beat too fast or two slow. Learn about treatments for these inherited conditions.

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When Is It Time to See a Cardiologist?

How severe should your heart symptoms be before you see a heart specialist (cardiologist)? How can you tell if someone you love should see a cardiologist?

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What to Expect at Your Cardiology Appointment

It’s important to get timely care when you need to see a heart specialist. At University of Utah Health, all members of our care team work in collaboration with your cardiologist to provide you with high-quality, compassionate care at the time you need it.

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Hear From Our Patients

In his late 20s, Parker Donat was an active guy known for his dedicated gym routine. By age 33, he was struggling to keep up with his wife Kristi during hikes—even when she had their small son strapped to her chest. Parker couldn't figure out why he was always "dogging it."

In addition to feeling worn out all the time, the young dad had another strange symptom: It often felt like his heart was beating in his throat. It was so bad, he'd get light-headed and he had trouble swallowing. It wasn't until he felt like he couldn't breathe and went to University of Utah Health's clinic in Farmington that he began to understand what was going on.