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Dr. Mauricio Hong, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Dr. Mauricio Hong MD is a top Cardiac Electrophysiologist in Cleveland, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mauricio Hong MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mauricio Hong MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mauricio Hong MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Cleveland, OH, Dr. Mauricio Hong MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Mauricio Hong, MD
  • Cleveland, OH
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My mother is suffering from rapid heartbeat. What is the treatment?

We need a diagnosis first. A 12-lead ECG to start or an event monitor/holter may reveal possible atrial fibrillation (likely diagnosis). If so, the treatment may involve blood READ MORE
We need a diagnosis first. A 12-lead ECG to start or an event monitor/holter may reveal possible atrial fibrillation (likely diagnosis). If so, the treatment may involve blood thinners, rate control medications and possibly rhythm control medications.

Can pregnancy cause changes in heartbeat?

The intravascular volume in pregnancy increases significantly resulting in a faster heart rate. Arrhythmias in pregnancy are rare but we do see them sometimes. Wearing a Holter READ MORE
The intravascular volume in pregnancy increases significantly resulting in a faster heart rate. Arrhythmias in pregnancy are rare but we do see them sometimes. Wearing a Holter or an event monitor may be a good way to start your evaluation. There are also apps for a smart phone (i.e. Kardia) which may be helpful as well.

Are there alternatives to a catheter ablation for atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia

Digoxin is probably not an ideal first choice. Beta blockers may help or even anti-arrhythmic drugs (but these may have side effects). We do recommend doing an EP study and performing READ MORE
Digoxin is probably not an ideal first choice. Beta blockers may help or even anti-arrhythmic drugs (but these may have side effects). We do recommend doing an EP study and performing an ablation since it is curative. Complications are rare but they can be serious. Choosing an experience EP lab is a crucial first step. A pediatric electrophysiologist should perform the procedure.