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What sort of problem is an abnormal heart rhythm?

What sort of problem is an abnormal heart rhythm?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal rhythm of the heart which can be detected by listening, checking pulse, doing ekg or imaging. There can be many causes and effects. I will share this with cardiologists for additional information. ...Read more

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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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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

Less common than AF: Atrial fluter less common than atrial fibrillation, and is often a indcator of future atrial fibrillation onset. You may not notice them, or you may feel a flutering in your chest. Atrial flutter can be caused by scarring in the heart resulting from prior cardiac disease or heart surgery, but it can also occur in some patients with no other identifiable heart problems. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an arrhythmia?

What sort of problem is an arrhythmia?

Irregular heartbeat: An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heart. The heart can beat too fast (tachycardia) , too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. There are many types, and your doctor can explain which particular problem you have, and the treatment options. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is atrial fibrillation?

What sort of problem is atrial fibrillation?

Irregular: Atrial fibrillation occurs when the atria, which deliver blood to the ventricles, receive an abnormal electrical signal and then beat erratically instead of in a coordinated, strong beat. The danger of atrial fibrillation is that the blood in the atria tends to stay there instead of getting pumped fully into the ventricles. This slow moving blood in the atria can then form blood clots. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an atrial septal defect?

What sort of problem is an atrial septal defect?

ASD: ASD is a congenital (present since birth) heart defect in which the wall that separates the 2 upper chambers (atria) is perforated allowing the abnormal mixing of oxygenated and un-oxygenated blood. If large enough, it can lead to rhythm disturbances and heart failure but if small, no treatment is necessary. Echo and MRI are very accurate in assessing the severity. It is correctable/curable. ...Read more

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What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

A good history: And physical exam, ekg , certain lab work, an echocardiogram and usually some type of monitorinng like a holter monitor or event monitor depending on the frequency of symotoms.Seeyour doctor. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an absent pulmonary valve?

What sort of problem is an absent pulmonary valve?

Rare CHD: A rare congenital heart defect. The pulmonary valve doesn’t form and not enough blood can flow to the lungs to get oxygen; only through the PDA (patent ductus arteriosus). It often occurs as part of a condition called tetralogy of fallot. There is usually a hole between the left and right ventricles of the heart (ventricular septal defect). Surgery as a newborn is required. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an atrio-ventricular node conduction block?

What sort of problem is an atrio-ventricular node conduction block?

AVB has 3 flavors: There is 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree av block. 1st degree is just slower conduction through av node than normal. In 2nd degree there is a progressive slowing of conduction until complete failure to get through and then the cycle repeats itself . It is usually not symptomatic. In 3rd degree there is no conduction getting through and the ventricles beat by an escape beat that is usually very slow. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an atrio-ventricular septal defect?

What sort of problem is an atrio-ventricular septal defect?

Complex ASD/VSD: Also known as an av canal, atrio-ventricular septal defectt is a type of congenital heart defect. There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve , rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an aneurysm?

What sort of problem is an aneurysm?

Enlarged blood vesse: An aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel typically created by a weakness in the wall. The pouching is generally thin and weak and prone to rupture. Think of a tire that gets bubbles in its wall before popping. They can happen anywhere, but aorta and brain are common. They have many causes, but high blood pressure and smoking are often factors. ...Read more

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What heart condition cause an abnormal heartbeat?

What  heart condition cause an abnormal heartbeat?

Structural heart dis: Structural heart disease such as coronary artery disease, hypertensive heart disease, valvular disease, and congenital heart disease can cause an abnormal beat. Intrinsic conduction abnormality can cause an abnormal beat. Premature beats can also occur in a structurally normal heart and be stimulated by ceffeine, stress, anxiety, pain, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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What is the importance of an ECG to diagnose my heart disease?

What is the importance of an ECG to diagnose my heart disease?

ECG: ECG is a basic test in cardiac diagnosis. If your cardiac problem is arrhythmia, the ECG is crucial/essential. Because of the complex nature of heart disease, we want an ECG on everybody as part of their cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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How possible are ecotopic heartbeats an indication of a heart problem?

How possible are ecotopic heartbeats an indication of a heart problem?

Not: 100% of adults have ectopic beats. As an isolated occurrence, they do not indicate disease. ...Read more

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What kind of a problem is sinus arrhythmia?

What kind of a problem is sinus arrhythmia?

It is not a problem: Sinus arrhythmia is a misleading name as it refers to a normal variation in heart rate and does not represent heart disease. Sinus arrhythmia is more prevalent in younger individuals. ...Read more

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What is the cause of having an arrhythmia?

What is the cause of having an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmias have lots of potential causes, they range from structural abnormalities, through physiologic and psychologic stresses, chemical drivers, smoking and other things..... ...Read more

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For heart block, what pathological event is happening?

For heart block, what pathological event is happening?

Heart block: An anatomic or physiologic block of impulse conduction is taking place to cause conduction system block. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adenoma?

What sort of problem is an adenoma?

Pre-cancer lesion: An adenoma is a lesion that is a precursor to cancer. If left alone, it may progress to a cancerous lesion. ...Read more

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What is a WPW rhythm of the heart?

WPW: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart condition in which there is an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. The condition can be benign or lead to episodes of rapid heart rate (tachycardia), sometime dangerous. Certain medications should be avoided. Anyone with this condition should consult a cardiologist. Thankfully excellent treatment options are available and the prognosis is good. ...Read more

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