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Doctor insights on: Heart Arrhythmias Dreams

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Can heart arrhythmias trigger intense dreams?

Can heart arrhythmias trigger intense dreams?

Unlikely: I don't see how that is possible, as heart arrhythmias are usually caused by problems in the conductive cardiac system, whereas dreams are a normal brain phenomenon. ...Read more

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How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

Different ways: Some arrhythmias can be treated with medications; others can be modified or even cured with a procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab (radio frequency ablation). It will depend on what the type and or mechanism of the arrhythmia is and how much of an impact it is having. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

Several: These include palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or "flip-flops, " or feeling that your heart is "running away").Pounding in your chest. Dizziness or feeling light-headed. Fainting. Shortness of breath. Chest discomfort. Weakness or fatigue (feeling very tired). ...Read more

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What could lead to arrhythmia even on healthy beating hearts?

What could lead to arrhythmia even on healthy beating hearts?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else i would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats ( PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. ...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 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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Which is worse: heart disease or an arrhythmia?

Which is worse: heart disease or an arrhythmia?

Question: Not enough space here to cover... Arrhythmia caused by heart disease makes the heart disease more serious. Some arrhythmias without heart abnormality known don't mean much. In general arrhythmia and heart disease go together but either can be problematic even if not associated. This is far too simple but again not enough space. ...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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Do you know which is worse heart disease or arrhythmia?

Heart disease: Arrhythmia may be one of the manifestations of heart disease. In general, arrhythmias may not be important if the heart is structurally healthy but may be dangerous if the heart is weak. Of course the more accurate answer will depend of the specific kind of arrhythmia and the extent of the heart disease, but you did not provide that info. Discuss with your md. ...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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What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

No difference: Heart flutter is an arrhythmia. It's like asking, "what is the difference between chevrolet and automobiles?". ...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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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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Can palpitations or an arrhythmia cause brief, severe, and rhythmic pain in the heart?

Yes, : Symptoms can vary, depending on the severity of the condition. If the arrhythmia is intermittent and comes and goes, the symptoms develop suddenly, and can go just as suddenly. Symptoms can include: palpitations (an abnormal awareness of your heartbeat). But note: sensations of palpitations are also common in people who do not have an arrhythmia. ...Read more