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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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Bloodwork, xray, ekg, echo, stress test, 24hr holter. Had all these tests done and only benign arrhythmia. Does anxiety sound right? Or possible chd?

Bloodwork, xray, ekg, echo, stress test, 24hr holter. Had all these tests done and only benign arrhythmia. Does anxiety sound right? Or possible chd?

Not CHD: Missing information is what symptom prompted this extensive work-up in the first place. Assuming palpitations was the reason, the first thing to do is to better define this. Keep a log. Take your pulse every time. Record how fast, how often, how long it lasts and what happens when it stops (sudden or slows down). The answers to these questions will provide more information to start than the tests. ...Read more

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Are benign cardiac arrhythmia's anything to worry about if they only happen every 2 years?

Are benign cardiac arrhythmia's anything to worry about if they only happen every 2 years?

Not likely: Without knowing the "benign" arrhythmia and other aspects of your health, I cannot accurately answer your question with any greater certainty. ...Read more

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I have a benign aorta arrhythmia. For the past 2 days, when I get the skip and the beat, it is followed by a warm flush sensation in my groin.

I have a benign aorta arrhythmia. For the past 2 days, when I get the skip and the beat, it is followed by a warm flush sensation in my groin.

Variable heart rates: Can result in variable blood pressures. The resultant compensatory mechanisms of the vasculature could result in this sensation. Doubtful this is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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If a pac/pvc is caused by sinus arrhythmia breathing out is it benign?

If a pac/pvc is caused by sinus arrhythmia breathing out is it benign?

Yes: Whether the very common "sinus arrhythmia" really causes pac's / pvc's is something you'll want to discuss with your physician but if he/she isn't concerned, I'm not either. More than 5 per minute, or in runs, is worrisome. You may try limiting coffee intake, or just getting comfortable with hearts doing flip-flops from time to time. Glad you're taking a proactive approach. ...Read more

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Can arrhythmias be completely cured?

Can arrhythmias be completely cured?

Arrhythmia: While we don't cure a lot of things, some arrhythmias are actually able to be cured. When abnormal tissue is causing the arrhythmia, by ablation (destruction)of the abnormal tissue we may be able to cure that specific arrhythmia. This isn't all arrhythmias by any means, but at least its some. ...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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What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

Irregular heart beat.: An arrhythmia is an irregularity of heart rhythm. There are many forms of arrhythmias, some arising from the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and some from the lower chambers (ventricles). In general, most of the atrial arrhythmias are benign and most of the ventricular arrhythmias are problematic. Your cardiologist usually treats the arrhythmias or may refer you to an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Is an arrhythmia dangerous?

Many Types: There are many types of arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. The most common ones are benign and not dangerous and only a nuisance at most. However if your races and does not stop or you feel poorly - lighheaded, sick to your stomach, dizzy or pass out - this could be a very serious condition.
The only way to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could I have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Any one can have an arrhythmia, most people don't. Do you have a specific concern? ...Read more

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Can sinusitis trigger arrhythmias?

Possible: Any form of stress can trigger arrhythmia, especially if you are prone to arrhythmia. This can include infections. Best to speak to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia Tests: Testing for an arrhythmia can include electrocardiography (ECG/EKG), 24 hour or 48 hour Holter Monitor, 2 week Zio event monitor, or 4 week event monitor. Other potential tests for longer term monitoring can include a monitor that implants under the skin. There is also invasive testing for arrhythmias by a Cardiac Electrophysiologist called an Electrophysiology Study. ...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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What are the symptoms of Arrhythmia?

Multiple: Most common is the sensation of an irregular heart beat, called palpitations. Other symptoms may include dizziness, near or complete syncope, shortness of breath, or in worst case, cardiac arrest/sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have an arrhythmia?

Is it painful to have an arrhythmia?

Usually not: However, don't let the lack of pain prevent you from getting it properly evaluated. It can lead to far more serious issues than just pain. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...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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How can I know if I have an arrhythmia?

Monitoring: The best way to identify a rhythm problem is to have it documented by a rhythm monitor,

Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor (for infrequent arrhythmias).

Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days.

It always helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms. ...Read more

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