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My brother was diagnosed with arrhythmia. How many types of arrhythmia s exist?

My brother was diagnosed with arrhythmia.  How many types of arrhythmia s exist?

Arrhythmia: There are many arrhythmias or dysrrhythmias. Paroxysmal svt, atrial fibrillation , atrial flutter, v-tech, v-fibrillation, wolff-parkinson's-white syndrome, sick-sinus-syndrome. Some are serious and some not. Please see http://doctorrajput.Com. Thanks. ...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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Could I have an arrhythmia?

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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Is arrhythmia curable?

Is arrhythmia curable?

Maybe: There are many types of arrhythmias, and the answer depends on the type. Atrial fibrillation can be controlled with medications or cured with an ablation procedure. Ventricular tachycardia often requires a pacemaker/icd or an ablation procedure. Ventricular fibrillation is deadly if not addressed immediately. There are multiple others, and the treatment ultimately depends on the arrhythmia type. ...Read more

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What causes atrial arrhythmias?

What causes atrial arrhythmias?

Many causes: First off, need an ultrasound (echo) of your heart, because structural abnormalites of the heart are the first big cause that needs to be eliminated. If your heart is structurally normal, then the other big cause for atrial arrhythmias is diet and drugs -- especially any caffeine or diet pills. Finally, sometimes it is just idiopathic -- which means we cannot find a cause. ...Read more

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How do doctors control arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: To try and control arrhythmia we have an armamentarium of medications and electric shock and radio frequency ablation procedures. ...Read more

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Would diabetes affect my arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: It certainly can. Make sure your blood sugar levels are very close to normal all day. If so and you have arrhythmia you need to be referred to a cardiologist. If not, work on better control of your blood sugar by changes in diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Can you die from a cardia arrhythmia?

Can you die from a cardia arrhythmia?

Yes!: There are several benign arrythmias which do not directly cause death. These include premature atrial contractions, isolated premature ventricular contractions and atrial fibrillation. Frequent premature ventricular contractions (called runs), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation can affect blood flow to the heart (heart attack) and brain (stroke) and result in death. ...Read more

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Can having arrhythmia make you tired?

Yes: yes if your heart rate is constantly running over 120-130, you could definitely feel tired. ...Read more

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Why do anterior MIs cause arrhythmias?

Anterior mi's: All MIs are associated with arrhythmias. This happens because of the changes in conductivity of cardiac muscle from the dead and ischemic muscles. This is conducive to the formation of many kinds of arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

Calcium Blockers: Edema or swelling of the feet may be caused by many things including venous insufficiency, obesity, heart failure and medication. The type of medicines used for rhythm disturbances which cause edema are the calcium channel blockers. The most common is Diltiazem (cardizem, diltia). There are other alternatives to this type of medication and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you define abnormal heart rhythms?

How do you define abnormal heart rhythms?

Many different types: A normal heart beat is regular like a clock ticking. There are many different types of abnormal heart rhythms. The heart rhythm could be either too fast, too slow or have some type of irregularity or skipping. Some of these abnormal rhythms are not serious. Some irregular rhythms are potentially dangerous. The best way to check is call you doctor and have an ekg or heart monitor performed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for abnormal heart rhythms?

What are the tests for abnormal heart rhythms?

Tests for arrythmias: After physical exam an ekg will determine the arrythmia most of the time and 24 hour holter monitor may be needed in some cases.Some abnormal heart rythm may require electro physiological studies, echocardiogram and coronary angiograms in some cases. ...Read more

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How do abnormal heart rhythms occur in the body?

How do abnormal heart rhythms occur in the body?

Abnormal heartrhythm: The major reason for abnormal heart rhythm happens because of automaticity in the heart cells, this can happen when cells get abnormally excited from various reasons. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture helpful to manage any arrhythmias?

Is acupuncture helpful to manage any arrhythmias?

Categorically NO!: I know of no indication or recognized treatment of accupuncture for treating arrhythmia. It is not a choice i would make and i would be very, very cautious to know the risks involved and any other treatments recommended and certainly the advice of the participating physician (cardiologist/electrophysiologist). Be careful! be very careful! ...Read more

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