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can you have a normal heart rate but be in a dangerous rhythm? or do serious arrhythmias typically alter the rate too?

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Dr. Steven Back
Internal Medicine 7 years experience
Arrhythmia : Yes, you can have a normal heart rate with an abnormal heart rhythm which can predispose patients to complications. The best way to determine if a heart rhythm is normal or not is to have a 12-lead ekg performed which can be performed at a pcp's office. Doctors that specialize is analyzing heart rhythms are called electrophysiologists, which is a branch of cardiology. Hope that helps!

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