Treatment of arrhythmias depends on the type and seriousness of the particular rhythm disturbance. For example:

    
  • Medications are most often used in tachyarrhythmias (fast heart rates).
  • Electrical conversion is used for life-threatening irregular rhythms.
  • Pacemakers are used most frequently for bradyarrhythmias (slow heart rates).
  • Treatment aims to maintain the heart's ability to pump blood efficiently.

    Treatment involves the following: