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Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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Every hour get this strong thud in my chest like heart sink / drop feeling, then pause and then normal heart rhythm resumes while sitting, PVC? Nrmal?

Every hour get this strong thud in my chest like heart sink / drop feeling, then pause and then normal heart rhythm resumes while sitting, PVC? Nrmal?

It could be: pvc or atrial in origin. See your doctor . You nee 24 hours holter monitor attached to your body to determine what kind o rythm disturbance you have. You may need also an echo. ...Read more

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Dr says holter test shows normal heart rhythm no weird pwaves ect. But there's bouts of SVT with normal rhythm said no need to see a cardiologist. Should i be concerned? Could be related to my anxiet?

Dr says holter test shows normal heart rhythm no weird pwaves ect. But there's bouts of SVT with normal rhythm said no need to see a cardiologist. Should i be concerned? Could be related to my anxiet?

May cause anxiety: It could cause anxiety. It depends on what the cause(s) of the bouts of svr are, including drugs &alcohol. If they are not the causes, then you may need futher workup, if you have not already had them done, including blood tests to check your thyroid level, 24 hr holter monitor and echocardiogram. ...Read more

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When i'm on the heart monitor my heart rate goes from normal spaced heart rhythm to no space and crazy amounts of up and down marks what causes this?

When i'm on the heart monitor my heart rate goes from normal spaced heart rhythm to no space and crazy amounts of up and down marks what causes this?

Palpitations : Are you having palpitations ? Heart racing pounding irregular beats ? Please discuss the tracing with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How is SVT distinguished from normal fast heart rhythm on a holter monitor?

How is SVT distinguished from normal fast heart rhythm on a holter monitor?

Context: The context In which the rhythm speeds up, the speed of fast rhythm onset and termination, and the shape of the waves on the rhythm strip can help distinguish an abnormal rhythm from normal. ...Read more

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4 yr old has normal rhythm heart rate but speeds ups then slows down by about 20 BPM every 10-30 seconds. Also having single and multiple pvcs ?

Rhythm: it might be OK to have some rhythm rate variation, but we can't tell for sure without seeing actual ECGp or Holter. If he has several PVCs a day then he needs an evaluation by a pediatric electrophysiologist like myself. You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info. www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu ...Read more

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I've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?

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I've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?

Exertion headache: The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and lasts 15 minutes to a few hours. However, in certain cases the exertion headaches can last up to two days. See your PCP for diagnosis, evaluation, prevention, and. treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have an abnormal heart rhythm? I have been having irregular heart beats, whenever i stand up my heartbeat fastens. Is my heart normal?

Do I have an abnormal heart rhythm? I have been having irregular heart beats, whenever i stand up my heartbeat fastens. Is my heart normal?

Good question: When anyone stands up, their heart rate quickens - that part is normal. Regarding your irregular heart beat: the most important factor in determining if it's dangerous to you or not is whether or not your heart is normal. So your question is right at the "heart" of the matter! you need an evaluation with history, exam, ekg, echo, blood work, and possibly a stress test. ...Read more

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I have a normal heartbeat but sometimes get uncomfortable jolts. I have all the symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder. 17, no birth deffects. Been check?

Arrhythmia: Understand: everyone has palpitations (sensation of abnormal heart rhythm) sometimes. In itself, that's neither a disease nor dangerous. That said, if you're uncomfortable, it deserves attention. The first step would be to document the nature of the disturbance by recording your heart rhythm over 24 hrs, 48 hrs, or 30 days - depending on how often they seem to occur. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with PVCs I usually get 1 a day and gives me SOB but heart is normal other than heart murmur could I get abnormal heart rhythm?

I was diagnosed with PVCs I usually get 1 a day and gives me SOB but heart is normal other than heart murmur could I get abnormal heart rhythm?

PVC's: PVC's can happen in people with normal healthy hearts. Not often a concern. Avoid stress/anxiety, alcohol, caffeine and chocolate and often they get better on their own. You should also have your thyroid tested by blood work. An over active thyroid can cause this too. ...Read more

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Been told many times that PVC / PAC or any odd heart rhythm is Benign with a totally normal structurally Heart, is this true do cardiologist agree??

By and large yes: Depends on the particular rhythm and what is called normal. Isolate infrequent extra beats are benign. Sustained or frequent extra beats may not be. Any question deserves analysis by someone who has knowledge of cardio-vascular disease. ...Read more

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I've got a ectopic heart rhythm (extra beat).Suffering with bad palpitations all day +heart pain+breathless+weakness +sweaty.Is this normal ?

I've got a ectopic heart rhythm  (extra beat).Suffering with bad palpitations all day +heart pain+breathless+weakness +sweaty.Is this normal ?

Basically yes: Ectopic heart beats are very common and rarely dangerous. Some people feel them like you do, others don't feel them at all. An ectopic beat can cause sudden chest discomfort, out of breath, and fatigue. Medications like propranolol can decrease the extra heartbeats. Avoid chocolate, caffeine, stimulants, alcohol. See my meds videos on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxYckYdZ9mQ Good Luck. ...Read more

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Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Heart rate : From what you provide it appears to be sinus rhythm which is normal. If the EKG was normal then nothing to worry about for now. Could be anxiety. If it continues you may need to wear an event recorder to see if something is being missed during your visit. ...Read more

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Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Has a name: B"sd Some individuals have a sensation of heart pounding and actually have a normal pulse (and blood pressure) .. This situation can be difficult to assess, since the patient is certain that something must be wrong, but the objective data shows normal function. This situation has been dubbed "enhanced cardiac awareness." ... the episodes tend to improve and eventually abate. beta blocker may help ...Read more

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Can innapropriate sinus tachycardia lead to atrial fibrillation got to go to hospital monday for ECG my heart rhythm gone from normal to abnormal?

Can innapropriate sinus tachycardia lead to atrial fibrillation got to go to hospital monday for ECG my heart rhythm gone from normal to abnormal?

Not usually: This would be a bit odd. Usually fibrillation is the result of age, drinking, and diseases which exhaust or stretch out the atria. Inappropriate sinus tach usually doesn't directly result in afib. When it went to "abnormal" are you sure that was to fib? Did they get an ekg? Could well be flutter too, which can occasionally be mistaken for fib. ...Read more

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How could i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

How could i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

Devices: You can wear a heart monitor ("Holter") for 24 or 48 hours or you can wear an event monitor ("King of Hearts") for 30 days, or you can have a loop recorder injected subcutaneously (good for 3 years). ...Read more

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In what way would i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

In what way would i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

Start with a doctor: A history and physical is a good start. An ekg can take snap shot of the electrical activity of you heart. If your doctor wants to look over a longer period, you might wear a holter monitor. Blood tests can also be useful. The work up might be more involved, but will probably start something like that. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a heart rhythm disorder, should I be worried?

What to do if i think I have a heart rhythm disorder, should I be worried?

Depends on what: Most heart rhythm disorders are annoying but not fatal. That said, i'd have to know what yours was before i could say anything useful about it. ...Read more