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Does arrhythmia usually cause many symptoms?

Does arrhythmia usually cause many symptoms?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia can cause number of symptoms which can include palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, chest pains and syncopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Arrhythmia (Definition)

Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more


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Can an arrhythmia cause symptoms like dyspnea?

Can an arrhythmia cause symptoms like dyspnea?

Yes it can: During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be pumping effectively, and you might therefore feel short of breath. Many arrhythmias are intermittent, and in between episodes, there shouldn't be any symptoms, as long as the heart is otherwise normal. ...Read more

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If you have arrhythmias, what are the symptoms that would tell you to go to the e.R.?

Chest Pain and S.O.B: The main issues to be concerned about include chest pain and/or shortness of breath. Dizziness, lightheadedness, falling, passing out, feeling like one is about to pass out, sudden onset of any of the above and seeming failure of the medications a doctor has treated you with are others. When in doubt, always go. ...Read more

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Does the salt level have anything to do with arrhythmias? If so what are the results caused by not enough salt?

Does the salt level have anything to do with arrhythmias? If so what are the results caused by not enough salt?

Complicated question: Salt alone should not affect arrythmias directly. It has a more direct effect on blood pressure and if it gets too high or too low can affect the neurological system and affect mental functioning and even cause comas. It affects the way the kidneys handle fluids. Salt regulation in the body is very complicated. It is important if you have a heart condition to watch your salt intake carefully. ...Read more

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What exactly is an arrhythmia? Is it a cause for concern?

What exactly is an arrhythmia? Is it a cause for concern?

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 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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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