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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia?

Palpitations , : Depending on the type if arrhythmia being contemplated - symptoms may range from modest palpitations, to more severe sensations raiding from the chest .- shortness of breath, fatigue etc at times , people may be symptomatic . Definitely follow with your doc on this one . Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Definition)

Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more


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How?Do you ?Diagnose an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: We generally diagnose an arrhythmia by a patient having symptoms and an electrocardiogram or ECG monitor displaying the arrhythmia so we can identify it. Sometimes the patient has no symptoms but is on a monitor and we see an arrhythmia with no symptoms. Arrhtymia means abnormal rhythm........ ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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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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Are there treatment guidelines for cardiac arrhythmia?

Are there treatment guidelines for cardiac arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia Guideline: Here's on such guideline: http://www.Escardio.Org/guidelines-surveys/esc-guidelines/guidelinesdocuments/guidelines-vascd-ft.Pdf google is a wonderful tool :-). ...Read more

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How does sinus arrhythmia go away?

Possibly: It is possible for sinus arrhythmia to gradually resolve. This is not a dangerous finding. ...Read more

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Reflux symptom starts off with nauseousness, you want to throw up, belching and burping, then pain goes into the back, causing the heart to flutter. Had to have ablation to fix the arrhythmia. Still have the attacks, but the heart does not race now. Stan

Reflux  symptom starts off with nauseousness, you want to throw up, belching and burping, then
pain goes into the back, causing the heart to flutter. Had to have ablation to fix the
arrhythmia. Still have the attacks, but the heart does not race now. Stan

Hello. : Hello. I don't know what the cause of your symptoms is. Possible symptoms of reflux include: regurgitation of acid into your throat or mouth. This can leave a bad taste in your mouth or even cause you to vomit. Symptoms which fall under the category of dyspepsia include: nausea or burping after eating, feeling bloated or uncomfortably full with possible pain in the upper abdomen after eating a big meal. The symptoms can be triggered after lying on your back, eating too much or bending over; especially if lifting something heavy. Heartburn can be experienced as burning that can rise from your stomach and ascend as high as the throat. Here is the problem. Sometimes when a person is having a heart attack, they may think that they are having heartburn. The fact that your pain goes into your back and that your heart is fluttering is of concern. You didn't mention if you have any sense of tightness or issues with your breathing. Also don't know if you have been having these events for years or if they just started. If there is pain in your neck, shoulder, jaw or teeth or you are experiencing shortness of breath, that could be more suggestive of cardiac. Cardiac events can lead to feeling dizzy, nausea or having increased sweating. The pain from a cardiac source is often described as tightness, fullness or "feeling like their is an elephant sitting on my chest." it can occur intermittently for minutes at a time. If your symptoms are consistent with a heart attack then please call 911. Regardless, you need to have your symptoms medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

Several: These include palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or "flip-flops, " or feeling that your heart is "running away").Pounding in your chest. Dizziness or feeling light-headed. Fainting. Shortness of breath. Chest discomfort. Weakness or fatigue (feeling very tired). ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

Palpitations: Mostly patients report having palpitations, or feeling that heart is beating fast &/or strong. Some may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Occasionally serious arrhythmia may be associated with chest pain, and loss of consciousness (loc). Pt with palp and loc should seek medical attention immediately. Also, loc may be the only sign, especially during exercise, and needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of arrhythmia. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of arrhythmia. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Depends: It would be important to know what type of arrhythmia you have. Some arrhythmia have nothing to do with lifestyle, while others do. A heart monitor can define arrhythmia. ...Read more

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How to diagnose arrhythmia? What is the process for diagnosing arrhythmia? I suspect i might have it, but i don't want to endure expensive or difficult procedures to diagnose it.

Rhythm recording : While there are symptoms that are very suggestive of an arrhythmia, the condition can only be diagnosed with accuracy with a recording of the rhythm at the time of symptoms. During a physical examination an irregular rhythm can be detected; however the precise nature of the irregular rhythm cannot be discerned without the rhythm recording. ...Read more

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Can you describe how arrhythmias feel like?

Can you describe how arrhythmias feel like?

Flip Flops : An arrythmia or iabnormal heart beat may be of several types. A tachycardia or rapid rhythm feels like a racing heart but not brought on by exercise. A slow heart beat may lead to fatigue or passing out. The most common arrythmia is due to extra beats which feel like a "flip flop" sensation due to the extra early beat or a pause after the beat with a "sinking" feeling in the chest. ...Read more

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HR rises & falls twice (Up, down, up, down) during each set of inspiration & expiration. Shown in ANS tests. Variation of normal Sinus Arrhythmia? or?

HR rises & falls twice (Up, down, up, down) during each set of inspiration & expiration. Shown in ANS tests. Variation of normal Sinus Arrhythmia? or?

Sinus arrhythmia: Sinus arrhythmia only reflects an exaggeration of a normal behavior. Everyone's HR tends to vary slightly with the normal changes in pressure in the chest with breathing. Your HR should increase with inspiration and decrease with expiration. If this variation is quite obvious, then we call it a "sinus arrhythmia," but it's not generally clinically significant. ...Read more

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How do I tell kids grandma has arrhythmia? What do they need to know?

Arrhythmia: I wouldn't try too hard to explain arrhythmias to little kids. I'd just tell them grandma has a heart problem. Plenty of adults don't understand what we're talking about in this area. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Also known as abnormal heart rhythm, it is any type of irregular heart beat. Serious types of arrhythmias occur when the heart races ...Read more