Our expert says:
Yes, it could be dangerous if there is any other underlying heart disease.
The best thing for your Dad to do is to see a specialist cardiologist. There are different types of arrhythmias, some of which need active treatment, others of which are benign. You therefore need to know what type your Dad has. Cardiologists have special means of detecting these rhythm disturbances, and can sort out the dangerous ones. Many GP’s do not have the correct ECG equipment, or the necessary knowledge to interpret the ECG readings correctly, so I really would urge you to go to a specialist.
Treatment options may range from nothing at all ( in the case of benign arrhythmias) to medication, to a pacemaker – but this is for the cardiologist to advise.
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