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Abnormal Heart Rhythm
Severity & duration?: If you're in distress, short of breath, dizzy or having chest pain, go to the er now. That said, everyone feels some "flip-flop" now & then. If it's occasional and just annoying, try avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress and get plenty of sleep. Don't take diet pills, sinus pills and understand that asthma inhalers make it worse. If troubled, please see your doctor for tests and advice. ...Read more
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
Diagnosis?: You need an ekg or 24 hour cardiac recording (holter) to determine the type of abnormal rhythm you're having. ...Read more
Depends on what: Variable rhythm abnormality are there some dangerous and some nuisance arrhythmia . Any way if there are abnormal rhythm will need evaluation as to what type and how severe are them .Might need special attention for different types. Dangerous ones are ventricular tachycardia atrial fibrillation , svt, flutter. ...Read more
Highly effective: It "sets the clock back to zero" so to speak. It synchronizes all the electrically conducting cells in the heart to begin their cycle at the same instant. It interrupts and stops abnormal rhythms. It doesn't hurt and there are generally no side effects so in that regard, it's better than medicines. The downside is that one must be put to sleep, albeit briefly, for it. ...Read more
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