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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

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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Is an irregular heart beat usually atrial fibrillation?

Is an irregular heart beat usually atrial fibrillation?

Not always: It certainly can be. Although there are multiple instances when one can have an "irregular heartbeat'. You should see your doctor so an ekg can be done or possibly a monitoring device ordered to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Can a healthy heart get arrhythmia or irregular heart beat?

Can a healthy heart get arrhythmia  or irregular heart beat?

Yes: An otherwise normal heart can be subject to arrhythmias that are benign as opposed to a diseased heart( cardiomyopathy) which can be prone to potentially life threatening arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations? What creates heart palpitations?

Heart palpitations? What creates heart palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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What heart conditions can cause ectopic heart beats?

What heart conditions can cause ectopic heart beats?

Many non-heart: Conditions can cause it. Like coffee and energy drinks, dehydration, alcohol, smoking, cold medicine, street drugs like marihuana, lack of physical conditioning/ obesity, hyperthyroidism, anxiety attacks to mention few. Heart conditions like angina, hypertension, conduction delays etc. Or just can be normal for a person. I get pvc's after exercise. Normal echo and stress test. See your physician. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be fatal?

Could heart palpitations be fatal?

Heart palpatations: Palpitations are the sensation of an abnormal heart beat. Many types of irregular heartbeats are not harmful and are common for everyone throughout a normal day, we just do not feel them as palpitations, necessarily. However, some irregular heart beats are dangerous and require attention. This symptom should be reported immediately to your physician. ...Read more

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Skipped heart beat is it like thumpping?

Skipped heart beat is it like thumpping?

Heart rhythm is: Supposed to be regular, an early beat may cause a pause, but these can be started from atrial sources (flutter, fibrillation or pac's) or ventricle, pvc's. These usually are uncomfortable, but thumping is not how i would describe...But it might be, . ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Arrythmias are heart rhythm disturbances which can be dangerous but controlled with medication and or interventional procedures. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat always atrial fib?

Is an irregular heart beat always atrial fib?

No: It could be PVC, PAC, different hear blocks to name a few. Then best thing is to get an ECG to identify the exact rhythm to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Does a heart flutter mean heart problems?

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Does a heart flutter mean heart problems?

Not necessarily: Fluttering in the chest, depending on one's sensitivity, may reflect some irregularity in the heart rhythm. Those may be normal for any given person, but indeed may be a harbinger of something more serious. Discussing this with your doctor will allow your doctor to get some tests (ecg, holter or event monitor, possibly an echocardiogram and/or stress test, and blood work) to sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

What causes heart murmurs, palpitations and a faster than normal heart beat?

Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...Read more

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What's a "occasional aberrant conduction" heart beat?

What's a "occasional aberrant conduction" heart beat?

This is usually: either an atrial aberrant complex or PAC (paroxysmal atrial complex) or PVC (ventricular). These occur due to an abnormal electrical pathway created within the conduction system in your myocardium. They are usually harmless, but enough of them "stringed" together for a significant amount of time (like 20 or 30 seconds) can cause a more serious arrhythmia. Be in close contact with your heart MD. ...Read more

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What could cause a loud, irregular, pounding heart beat?

What could cause a loud, irregular, pounding heart beat?

Premature beats: Most likely pvcs or pacs but further evaluation with a holter monitor or event monitor should be performed to determine true etiology. ...Read more

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Heart problems ventricular bigeminy?

Heart problems ventricular bigeminy?

Usually benign: Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a premature beat, it's called ventricular bigeminy. When every 3rd beat is premature, it's called ventricular trigeminy, and so on. Bottom line: with a normal heart, these patterns are completely benign and don't need treatment unless very troubling. ...Read more

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Help please! is an irregular heart beat always atrial fibrillation?

Help please! is an irregular heart beat always atrial fibrillation?

Not always: An irregular heart beat can be due to several arrhythmias. The best way to make a diagnosis is to get an monitor while you are having the irregular rhythm. A holter or an event monitor would be needed. ...Read more

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Why is asystole (i.e. flatline) a non-shockable heart rhythm?

Why is asystole (i.e. flatline) a non-shockable heart rhythm?

No rhythm to reset: Shocking the heart resets the electrical system of the heart. In asystole, there is no electrical activity to reset. ...Read more

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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
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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