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Feeling abnormal heart rhythm .. Please help!?

Feeling abnormal heart rhythm .. Please help!?

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 (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 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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Please help! i'm experiencing abnormal heart rhythm?

Please help! i'm experiencing abnormal heart rhythm?

Diagnosis?: You need an ekg or 24 hour cardiac recording (holter) to determine the type of abnormal rhythm you're having. ...Read more

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What to do about abnormal heart rhythm .. Please help!?

What to do about abnormal heart rhythm .. Please help!?

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

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Are arrythmias and?Abnormal heart rhythm the same thing?

Are arrythmias and?Abnormal heart rhythm the same thing?

Yes: Arrhythmia is an unfortunate misnomer. It suggests there is no rhythm at all, in other words that the heart has ceased to beat. "a-" is a prefix that means "not". ...Read more

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How do you confirm the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm ?

How do you confirm the cause 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 are the symptoms?Of having ?An abnormal heart rhythm?

What are the symptoms?Of having ?An abnormal heart rhythm?

Several: Some people feel their heart racing or skipping beats, some get short of breath or feel a sense of impending doom. Any of these are a reason to get checked out by a physician. ...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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Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

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