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Dizziness Specialist

Cardiac Care Consultants -  - Cardiology

Cardiac Care Consultants

Cardiology & Electrophysiology located in Peoria, AZ & Sun City West, AZ

Though not always a symptom of a serious health condition, dizziness is a common symptom of many heart conditions. If you have concerns your heart might be the cause of your dizziness, the experienced cardiologists at Cardiac Care Consultants can help. The state-of-the-art practice offers many diagnostic tests to find the root cause of dizziness. Call the office in Peoria, Glendale, Sun City West, or Wickenburg, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Dizziness Q & A

What is dizziness?

Dizziness is a sensation that makes you feel unsteady or like the room is spinning. Your dizziness may also make you feel faint, woozy, or weak.

Many people visit their doctor with concerns about dizziness. Though not always the sign of a serious health condition, ongoing dizziness can affect your quality of life. 

What causes dizziness?

Dizziness may develop from many causes, including problems with your inner ear or a side effect from medication. Dizziness may also be a symptom of an underlying health condition, such as a circulation problem that affects your heart.

Some of the common causes of dizziness include:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Migraines
  • Ear infections
  • Neurological conditions
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Low blood sugar
  • Dehydration
  • Medications
  • A sudden drop in blood pressure

Dizziness may also be a symptom of a heart condition, such as coronary artery disease, heart rhythm disorders, or a heart attack. These heart conditions may also cause other symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fatigue. 

If you have regular dizzy spells and suspect it may be related to an underlying circulation problem or a heart condition, schedule an appointment at Cardiac Care Consultants.

What can I expect during a dizziness consultation?

When you visit Cardiac Care Consultants with concerns about dizziness, you can expect a comprehensive, patient-centered evaluation. 

Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history. They perform a physical exam and may run tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. Testing may include blood work, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, or stress test. 

If your cardiologist suspects you have a heart rhythm disorder, they may also request Holter monitoring or event monitoring. 

How is dizziness treated?

Treatment for dizziness depends on the underlying cause. The Cardiac Care Consultants team works closely with you to design a plan that helps you get and stay active so you can live a happy and healthy life with your heart condition.

Treatment may include:

  • A heart-healthy diet
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Stress management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Medication to improve heart rhythm or heart rate
  • Treatments to reset the heart’s rhythm
  • Disease-specific medication

The goal of your dizziness treatment plan is to treat the underlying cause of your symptoms. 

The Cardiac Care Consultants team has a passion for helping patients, focusing on care that improves their quality of life. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.