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Arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders, can present in many ways. Your heart may beat too fast or too slowly. Another type of arrhythmia is an uncoordinated heart rhythm. This means your heart is beating out of sync.
Uncoordinated Heart Rhythms: Expert Care in Burlington, VT
The name for uncoordinated heart rhythms is ventricular dyssynchrony:
- Ventricular refers to the ventricles, or lower chambers of the heart
- Dyssynchrony means unsynchronized, or out of sync
In this condition, the ventricles do not beat at the same time. The electrical signal passing through one ventricle is slower than the other ventricle. Ventricular dyssynchrony affects one in three people who have heart failure. Our doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating this condition. We provide an accurate diagnosis so we can plan an effective treatment for you.
What is ventricular dyssynchrony?
In patients with this condition, one ventricle beats a fraction of a second before the other one. This results in reduced pumping power and less blood pumped out of the heart, forcing your already weakened heart to work harder. Uncoordinated pumping can lead to dangerous changes in the size and shape of the heart and more severe heart rhythm problems.
Diagnosis and Treatment: Uncoordinated Heart Rhythms
The University of Vermont Medical Center's highly skilled and experienced heart rhythm team offers the latest diagnostic tests and procedures to help diagnose ventricular dyssynchrony.
Your specific treatment plan will often depend on the cause, other heart conditions you have and the severity of your symptoms.
Learn more about uncoordinated heart rhythms diagnosis and treatment.