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Heart arrhythmias only at night after a couple of drinks?

Heart arrhythmias only at night after a couple of drinks?

Arrhythmias and ETOH: Etoh can have a direct effect on the heart in several ways and one of them is to cause your heart to beat irregularly, so the best way to stop it is to avoid alcohol altogether. Other factors such as caffeine and tobacco use may also contribute to the occurrence of the arrhythmia. ...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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Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

An alternative: Is to get a Cardiology referral for an event monitor or Holter monitor so the doctor can track an arrhythmia that occurs infrequently. A baseline EKG would be needed too. ...Read more

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What is a heart arrhythmia?

What is a heart arrhythmia?

A heart arrhythmia: Is a term used for any number of conditions in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart. The heart beat may be too fast or too slow, and may be regular or irregular. ...Read more

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What causes heart arrhythmia?

What causes heart arrhythmia?

Many causes: Anything from an extra cup of coffee, to an odd mitral valve (mine makes my heart go off like an alarm clock if I forget to exercise) to the quivering death throes of a heart in massive heart attack. Whole books are written; thankfully we can do a lot more today for hearts that beat in odd ways. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

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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Can your heart arrhythmia be passed on to your child?

Can your heart arrhythmia be passed on to your child?

See below: Everyone has some arrhythmia. It's normal to have skipped or extra beats - more at some times that others. Some are felt, most are not. Caffeine, nicotine, lack of sleep, stress, and many other things contribute. So, since everyone has some arrhythmia, I guess you'd say it's passed on to your child. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heart arrhythmia?

What is the definition or description of: heart arrhythmia?

Irregularity of hrat: 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 tio list a few. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have or what kind of heart arrhythmia I might have?

How can I tell if I have or what kind of heart arrhythmia I might have?

It must be recorded: Precise diagnosis of a suspected arrhythmia requires a recording at the time of symptoms. Sometimes the problem is frequent enough to be demonstrated on a routine electrocardiogram (ecg). More often the symptoms are intermittent. There are several types of monitors that patients may wear or carry with them to obtain this recording when they feel symptoms. ...Read more

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If you once had heart arrhythmia can you develop it at any time and any age?

If you once had heart arrhythmia can you develop it at any time and any age?

Yes: In general yes unless you've had an an ablation procedure to cure the arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Heart arrhythmia question. How can I help my friend if she doesn't take her meds?

Heart arrhythmia question. How can I help my friend if she doesn't take her meds?

Can't: "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him (her) drink." doctors face this problem every single day! If the rhythm problem is not of the life threatening type, your friend may simply find the symptoms less onerous than the medicines. So be it. ...Read more

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I read that normal healthy people can die suddenly from a heart arrhythmia - is that true, and should I be worried about it?

I read that normal healthy people can die suddenly from a heart arrhythmia - is that true, and should I be worried about it?

No: Very rarely, people who are otherwise healthy can have an unrecognized structural problem with the heart that can lead to fatal arrhythmias. How rarely? You are much more likely to die as a result of a drunk driver or a "run of the mill" heart attack. So don't worry, but do see your physician regularly so to increase the chances that "undiagnosed problems" will become both diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Can a heart arrhythmia cause a "tia"?

Can a heart arrhythmia cause a "tia"?

Not directly: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack which is usually manifest by a temporary neurologic impairment, such as loss of vision or weakness. An arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, can lead to clot formation. If a small clot dislodges, it can cause a TIA or a permanent injury known as a stroke. ...Read more

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Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

No: MS does not affect the heart, but some MS drugs may cause cardiac conduction and rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Is there any way to self-diagnose heart arrhythmia?

Check your pulse.: A heart arrhythmia is an irregular series of heart beats. It is not a fast or slow rate but an irregular rate. The most common arrhythmia is a premature atrial contraction (pac). A more serious arrhythmia is a premature ventricular contraction. If your pulse is irregular or your heart beats out of turn (suddenly and strongly) you are having an arrhythmia. Frequent arrythmias should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My question was I am having sweats after snyope but did not have them beforehand. I have a heart arrhythmia also.?

My question was I am having sweats after snyope but did not have them beforehand. I have a heart arrhythmia also.?

Go to the ER: If you have a history of an abnormal heartbeat and are now having sweating and passing out spells, you need to be evaluated by a heart specialist immediately, preferably at the er. ...Read more

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Why can orogastric intubation cause heart arrhythmia? I'm a medical student and I can't find the answer Sorry if it's not the right place for asking

Why can orogastric intubation cause heart arrhythmia? I'm a medical student and I can't find the answer Sorry if it's not the right place for asking

Rarely happens: The answer that you are looking for is that the esophagus and the heart are both innervated by the vagus nerve, so intubating the esophagus can increase stimulation. The real life answer is that this is extremely rare. Having done thousands of upper endoscopies with heart monitoring, I have never seen it. Still must be cautious though. Good luck with school! ...Read more

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I am having weird feelings after having two snyope. Get really weak and nervous. Also have heart arrhythmia. Should I be concerned? See nero on fri.

See heart doc too: Since you mentioned having arrythmias which may have been the cause of your syncope, you should get this checked out.
After having passed out 2x and having heart arrythmias, I would feel worried too. It is a normal reaction.
Your neuro doc sure will want your heart checked out too.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Does heart arrhythmia make you throw clots?

Yes: Both atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are associated with pooling or stasis of blood, loss of vigorous contraction, and possibly platelet activation all of which can cause blood clots. If the clot moves it can go to the brain and cause stroke. ...Read more

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What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

What to avoid drinking with heart arrhythmia?

Caffeine, alcohol: Some people - but not all - with arrhythmias are sensitive to caffeine and alcohol. Other common triggers include stress, lack of sleep, sugar, sleep apnea, and chocolate. For people with known triggers, avoidance is the key. ...Read more

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Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Possibly: Any part of the heart that becomes enlarged is prone to possible arrhythmia if enlarged enough. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm: Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats. These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions. ...Read more

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Help please! Is death from heart attack and heart arrhythmia the same?

Help please! Is death from heart attack and heart arrhythmia the same?

Death is death: Both can occur together.
Heart attack is dying muscle from blockage in general.
Arrythmias are caused by heart attack, chemical imbalances, and a variety of items.
Ventricular tachycardia, and fibrillation are the common "arrest" rhythms along with asystole and heart block- bradycardia s. ...Read more

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Could heart arrhythmia that shown by ECG be dangrous? What does it indicate??

There are many: Different arrhythmias that can be detected on EKG and monitoring. Many of them can be extremely dangerous and life threatening both directly and indirectly. Without knowing exactly what you mean I cannot advise as to whether or not it indicates danger for you or not. Ask your health care advisor to tell you what arrhythmia you have and discuss the results with you more fully. ...Read more

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How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problem?

How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problem?

2 questions: Long qt is due to an inherited genetic abnormality. In the general population, it is very rare, but in a general cardiology practice it is seen occasionally, and in an electrophysiology practice, it's common. Heart arrhythmias are everyday occurrences everywhere. Long qt is capable of producing life threatening rhythm disturbances. Passing out with long qt is an emergency. ...Read more

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How common is long qt syndrome and heart arrhythmia problems in a young female?

Uncommon: Long qt syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 10, 000 people. It is more common in females, by an almost 2:1 ratio. ...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