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Arrhythmias Specialist

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA -  - Cardiologist

Heart and Vein Center

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

Cardiologist & Vein Specialist located in Lathrup Village, MI

Heart arrhythmias are a common problem that causes your heart to beat irregularly. Though most arrhythmias are harmless, some cause uncomfortable or life-threatening symptoms. If your heart regularly flutters or feels like it’s beating out of your chest, don’t wait to seek medical treatment. Cardiologist Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA, at Heart and Vein Center in Lathrup Village, Michigan, specializes in safe, effective treatments for arrhythmias. To request your consultation, call Dr. Farhy’s office or click the online booking tool today.


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  • Arrhythmias refer to any abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Pulse is a measurement of a patient’s heart rate, the number of beats per minute. A patient’s pulse is lower at rest and more rapid during times of exertion, such as exercise.


  • Some arrhythmias are asymptomatic, and the patient may not experience any pain or discomfort. Some arrhythmias can cause fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness.

Risk factors and causes:

  • Several factors can cause or increase a patient’s risk of developing arrhythmias. These may include scar tissue in the heart, high blood pressure, smoking, coronary artery disease, thyroid problems, as well as others.


  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help lower the risk of arrhythmias. Arrhythmias can also be treated with medications or through procedures such as catheter ablation, cardio version, pacemaker or ICD implantation, or through bypass surgery.




The quick, minimally-invasive procedure involves injecting a specially formulated solution directly into the unwanted veins, which ultimately causes them to collapse and fade away.

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the pressure of the blood on the blood vessels is higher than normal.


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Arrhythmias refer to any abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Some arrhythmias can cause fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness.

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart.


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Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping blood as effectively as it should be.



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Varicose Veins

They’re abnormally enlarged and gnarled, often resembling ropes that twist up and down your leg. They typically develop in leg veins, because they must work against gravity to transport blood back to your heart. 

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Venous Ulcers

A venous ulcer, or stasis ulcer, is a skin ulcer that develops on your leg due to underlying problems in leg veins.


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Restless leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that causes crawling sensations and the urge to move your legs.

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