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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Irregular heart beat.: An arrhythmia is an irregularity of heart rhythm. There are many forms of arrhythmias, some arising from the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and s ... Read More
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Dr. Rama Garimella
32 years experience Cardiology
Increase, decreasehr: An arrhythmia (ah-rith-me-ah) is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or w ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Nonspecific term: Simply refers to an irregular heart rhythm. That can even include a sinus arrhythmia, which is simply a pronounced variation in the heart rate with br ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Any one can have an arrhythmia, most people don't. Do you have a specific concern?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: Life threatening arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation can be dangerous. In general arrhythmias are not be neglected.
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Dr. Peter Banitt
31 years experience Cardiology
Many Types: There are many types of arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. The most common ones are benign and not dangerous and only a nuisance at most. However ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
22 years experience Cardiology
Many causes: First off, need an ultrasound (echo) of your heart, because structural abnormalites of the heart are the first big cause that needs to be eliminated. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia Tests: Testing for an arrhythmia can include electrocardiography (ECG/EKG), 24 hour or 48 hour Holter Monitor, 2 week Zio event monitor, or 4 week event moni ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Arrhythmia: Telemetry monitoring or a 12 lead ekg.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: Most common is the sensation of an irregular heart beat, called palpitations. Other symptoms may include dizziness, near or complete syncope, shortne ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Usually not: However, don't let the lack of pain prevent you from getting it properly evaluated. It can lead to far more serious issues than just pain.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
See a doctor: You need to see a cardiologist to investigate the type of the arrhythmia, find the cause and get treated if necessary.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Irregular rhythm: An arrhythmia is when the heart does not beat in the normal regular pattern that it usually does. This can be benign (where you have an occasional ext ... Read More
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