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Anorexic friend with irregular heartbeat? Could it be dangerous?

Anorexic friend with irregular heartbeat?  Could it be dangerous?

Arrhythmia: Anorexia and malnutrition, particularly with associated emesis can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium and magnesium that can trigger arrhythmias. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

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Anorexic frail with irregular heartbeat?

Anorexic frail with irregular heartbeat?

See doctor ASAP: Nutritional and electrolyte abnormalities in anorexia can be serious, even fatal. Consult your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Would it be dangerous if i go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Would it be dangerous if i go on roller coasters with a heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)?

Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigger arrhythmias or their complications. There are benign rhythm problems which wouldn't be a problem but a generalization would be no rollercoasters. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, i'm suffering from irregular heartbeat, could it be from acute atrial fibrillation?

Dear doctor, i'm suffering from irregular heartbeat, could it be from acute atrial fibrillation?

Possibly: Atrial fibrillation is one of many causes of an "irregular heart beat" but there are many other much more benign causes as well. Talk with your doctor and if they do not find it on ECG then talk to them about longer monitoring with a zio patch or event monitor. ...Read more

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What could cause an irregular heartbeat?

What could cause an irregular heartbeat?

Many things: It can range from benign premature beats to arrythmias. Talk to your physician & get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heartbeat a bad sign?

Not always: But see your physician to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have or don't have. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular heartbeat?

What can cause an irregular heartbeat?

Too many to list: Sorry for vague answer but there are too many causes to list. Get with a cardiologist to determine type of arrhythmia & potential treatments. ...Read more