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cardiac arrhythmia

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Abnormal heartbeat: A problem when the heartbeat is either too fast, too slow, or irregular.
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
27 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Abnormal heart rhyth: Arrhythmia is when the heart beats too fast or too slow and when the normal pattern of the heart beats is disturbed. It is a general term that include ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Which kind?: Some arrhythmias have definitive treatments (atrial flutter, re-entry tachycardias), others have helpful treatments (atrial fibrillation and monomorph ... Read More
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Possibly: When an arrhythmia happens because of metabolic changes or changes in blood flow reversing the problem can "cure the arrhythmia." other arrhythmias c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia cure: If the patient is very lucky, cures sometimes happen. Most often effective treatment is present but not necessarily cure.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Arrhythmia : Some can be with ablation
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Many things: Depends what arrhythmia is. Medications, ablation or cardio version or lifestyle modification can all be used depending upon type of arrhythmia.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Irregular rhythm: The heart usually pumps at a regular pace. An arrhythmia is when the heart pumps at an irregular rhythm. This can be benign or very serious depending ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: There are many different types of arrhythmia. So.Me are more serious than others. It really depends on the specific arrthymia, symptoms and overall he ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Good question: They range from no symptoms at all to severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, passing out, and severe weakness.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Lots: In alphabetical order: acebutolol, amiodarone, atenolol, bisoprolol, carvedilol, digoxin, diltiazem, disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, electric ... Read More
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Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations: The most common symptom is palpitation. There is a broad range of symptoms after that. Arrhythmia can be asymptomatic on one end of the spectrum and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: There are several things that can predispose to arrythmias. The most common would be if there are blockages in the coronary arteries ( such that the h ... Read More

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