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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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What symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia are the most important?

What symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia are the most important?

Dizziness chest pain: Cardiac arrhythmias may occur without symptoms, however they usually occur with palpitations, this is not considered an important symptom by most. When arrhythmias cause other symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness or passing out episodes, the issue becomes a bit more pressing and work up and resolution of the arrhythmia more important. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac arrhythmia condition and how serious is it?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia condition and how serious is it?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmias can be either benign (either asymptomatic or nuisance type events (palpitations), or dangerous (potentially life-threatening). Which depends on the type of arrhythmia and the structural context of the heart in which it occurs. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

Palpitations: One may feel a "flutter", "skip", "thump" for single beats or "pounding", or "racing" for continued rhythm disturbance. These are all descriptions often reported when the heart beats out of its normal steady rhythm and, collectively, are termed "arrhythmia." it's diagnosed on ekg or more prolonged cardiac recordings called "holter" (24 - 48 hours) or event monitoring (a month or more). ...Read more

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What can I use for cardiac arrhythmia if I don't have a doctor?

Depends: If you don't have a physician because you don't have insurance, find a way to get in to a university clinic or sliding scale clinic where you can be seen for less money. Most arrhythmias require prescriptions that need monitoring by a physician, and can't just be treated with over the counter remedies. In an emergency, bearing down or carotid massage may slow a rapid arrhythmia - but not usually. ...Read more

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Why might ACE inhibitors contribute to cardiac arrhythmia?

Why might ACE inhibitors contribute to cardiac arrhythmia?

ACE inhibitors: In general wouldn't contribute to arrhythmia so. In some situations could lower pressure and cause cathechol stimulus to arrhythmia. In others might cause electrolyte shift and be associated. Wouldn't be common ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar (45-55) affect cardiac arrhythmia? What about large fluctuations in blood sugar?

Can low blood sugar (45-55) affect cardiac arrhythmia? What about large fluctuations in blood sugar?

Those low glucose: Levels a re approaching dangerous levels. Please seek the advice of a doctor asap. Are you diabetic? On any meds? ...Read more

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What can be done for cardiac arrhythmia?

What can be done for cardiac arrhythmia?

Several options: Arrhythmias can be divided into tachycardias (too fast) and bradycardias (too slow).

Rhythm problems can be treated with medications or ablation procedures. Sometimes, pacemakers or defibrillators are used to treat arrhythmias. Lifestyle changes or certain maneuvers can also help manage rhythm problems.

Other approaches involve lowering your risk of complications such as stroke. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

Several: If the way your heart is beating is not regular enough to to pump an adequate amount of blood to your brain and body you might feel light headed, dizzy, you might faint, feel chest pressure or you might simply become aware that there is something unusual about your heart rate. These are just some of the symptoms you might experience but you should check with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

It depends!: There are many - but the choice depends on the specific rhythm disorder being treated. Many have side effects, and doctors are using these drugs less than they did in the past. The choice of which drug, if any, to use depends on how troublesome the arrhthmia is, and whether an ablation procedure is available that may eliminate the need for drugs. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the most common symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia?

None, one or many: Palpitations, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, passing out or nearly passing out and chest pain are some of the common symptoms. You may have one or more of these symptoms or none at all. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I manage my cardiac arrhythmia?

I was just wondering how can I manage my cardiac arrhythmia?

Several options: Arrhythmias can be divided into tachycardias (too fast) and bradycardias (too slow).

Rhythm problems can be treated with medications or ablation procedures. Sometimes, pacemakers or defibrillators are used to treat arrhythmias. Lifestyle changes or certain maneuvers can also help manage rhythm problems.

Other approaches involve lowering your risk of complications such as stroke. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiac arrhythmia?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac arrhythmia?

Abnormal rhythm: The normal heart beat starts in the sinus node of the right atrium. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too fast, too slow, starts in a different place, or if the electrical activity of the heart circulates through a different pathway than the normal paths. ...Read more

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With cardiac arrhythmia what else should I be concerned about?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia is a rhythm disturbance, or an abnormal beating of the heart. It can be fast or slow. Other symptoms such as lightheadedness or passing out, or chest pain are concerning and should be addressed by your doctor. In addition, some arrhythmias are associated with an increased stroke risk and you may need to take meds to prevent that. ...Read more

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What're the most common drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

What're the most common drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

Depends: On the specific arrhythmia. There are many potential drugs that can be used. ...Read more

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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

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my cardiac arrhythmia. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my cardiac arrhythmia. Should i?

Yes: Yes this is a serious problem, if acutely ill need to go to er, otherwise discuss with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my girlfriend has cardiac arrhythmia I'm so worried?

Cardiac arrythmia: It depends upon type of arrythmia. Now a days most of the arrythmias are treatable. Consult a physician (especially ep specialist). ...Read more

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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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My mom gets cardiac arrhythmia, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets cardiac arrhythmia, so am I likely to get it later?

Possibly: Depending on how old she was when she first had her arrhythmia, and what kind, your risk varies. Some arrhytmias (atrial fibrillation) have less heritability risk; others (ventricular arrhythmias) have a higher risk. ...Read more

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Is ventricular fibrillation a type of Cardiac Arrhythmia?

V Fib: Yes this is a cardiac arrhythmia - but it is very dangerous and requires immediate attention! ...Read more

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Is cardiac arrhythmia the usual cause sudden death in sports?

It can be: When sudden death in an athlete occurs because of a heart condition the cause can usually be divided into three main categories: an abnormally thick heart muscle with no obvious explanation (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy); abnormal coronary arteries (abnormal course through the heart or absence of one of them) and finally sudden abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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Which of the two is more dangerous: cardiac arrhythmia or food poisoning?

Which of the two is more dangerous: cardiac arrhythmia or food poisoning?

Can't answer: Cardiac arrhythmia (actually, dysrhythmia, bad rhythm) can range from the occasional skipped beats we all experience to trivial stuff like supraventricular tachycardia to the catastrophic ventricular fibrillation that ends most lives. Food poisoning ranges from mild upset stomach / bowels to catastrophic botulism or fatal salmonellosis. ...Read more

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Can you please explain cardiac arrhythmia and how can water intoxication cause it?

Can you please explain cardiac arrhythmia and how can water intoxication cause it?

Arrhythmia: Is an abnormality of heart rhythm. It can be caused by many things structural, chemical, mechanical, electrolyte imbalance, anemia, coronary disease, water intoxication could cause it through electrolyte malfunction. ...Read more

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What is cardiac arrhythmia? Is cardiac arrhythmia partly caused by water intoxication?

What is cardiac arrhythmia? Is cardiac arrhythmia partly caused by water intoxication?

Abnormal heartbeat: The normal heartbeat is from the sinus, located in the top of the heart and is called normal sinus rhythm. An arrhythmia is anything other than sinus rhythm - supraventricular tachycardia (svt), atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia are all cardiac arrhythmias. They can cause fainting and worse, up to and including death. Water intoxication does not cause them. Alcohol can. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my cardiac arrhythmia?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my cardiac arrhythmia?

Cardiologist: Better see a cardiologist. Special tests are needed depending on the kind of arrythmia. ...Read more

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Should I call 911 when feeling faint with history of cardiac arrhythmia?

Yes: There are a variety of causes for feeling lightheaded or faint, but having a medical history that includes cardiac arrhythmia makes certain causes more likely than others. If you do not have a cardiologist that you can contact, it is best to call 911 or visit the emergency room to be evaluated and determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there the same risk of post-operative death (e.G., cardiac arrhythmia) from conscious sedation as there is with general anesthesia?

Is there the same risk of post-operative death (e.G., cardiac arrhythmia) from conscious sedation as there is with general anesthesia?

No.: No. Conscious sedation has far lower risk than general anesthesia. That is why we try to go with conscious sedation instead of general anesthesia if we can. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac arrhythmia?

Abnormal heartbeat: A problem when the heartbeat is either too fast, too slow, or irregular. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Cardiac Arrhythmia (Definition)

The normal heart beat starts in the sinus node of the right atrium. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too fast, too slow, starts in a different place, or if the electrical activity of the heart circulates through a different pathway ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
158 Doctors shared insights

Heart Arrhythmia (Definition)

Irregular heart beat is by definition this could be physiological like sinus arrhythmia and abnormal with different types atrial and ventricular as well as whole array of variety atrial fib. Flutter ventricular tachycardia vpc ...Read more