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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...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?

Electrical disorders: Of heart result from a variety of things including structural abnormalities, heart muscle scarring after mi & significant electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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How could i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

How could i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

Devices: You can wear a heart monitor ("Holter") for 24 or 48 hours or you can wear an event monitor ("King of Hearts") for 30 days, or you can have a loop recorder injected subcutaneously (good for 3 years). ...Read more

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In what way would i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

In what way would i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

Start with a doctor: A history and physical is a good start. An ekg can take snap shot of the electrical activity of you heart. If your doctor wants to look over a longer period, you might wear a holter monitor. Blood tests can also be useful. The work up might be more involved, but will probably start something like that. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with abnormal heart rhythms?

What are the symptoms associated with abnormal heart rhythms?

Abnormal heart rythm: There are many different abnormal heart rhythm with varying symptoms from cest pain, palpitation, dizziness, headache to syncope.There are basically two kind of abnormal heart rhythm tachyarrythmia(rapid heart beat)and bradyarrythmia(slow heart rate)different arrythmias have different symptoms. ...Read more

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What can be done to fix the heart when it is in an abnormal rhythm?

What can be done to fix the heart when it is in an abnormal rhythm?

Depends on why: The type of abnormal rhythm determines the therapy. Some can be treated with medications. Others may need to be cardioverted ("shocked") back into rhythm. Some people need invasive procedures to locate the exact location of the rhythm problem and treat it this way. ...Read more

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Can continuous pressure on the chest cause the hearts rhythm to change?

Can continuous pressure on the chest cause the hearts rhythm to change?

Clarify: What does continuous pressure mean ? Did you mean, increased work load, for example with exercise? if so , yes but not Rhythm change, but rate change, the heart rate will increase but the rhythm should be normal (sinus and regular), a change in rhythm is often not normal, though a few premature beats is not considered that abnormal. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with abnormal heart rhythms. What does this mean?

Depends: It depends on what the abnormal rhythm is. Mostly these are benign and fairly easily treated, while others have more complex treatment strategies or can potentially be dangerous. Need to find out what it is. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a heart rhythm disorder, should I be worried?

What to do if i think I have a heart rhythm disorder, should I be worried?

Depends on what: Most heart rhythm disorders are annoying but not fatal. That said, i'd have to know what yours was before i could say anything useful about it. ...Read more

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Why does?An electrical shock delivered to the heart?Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Why does?An electrical shock delivered to the heart?Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Rebooting the system: Our heart works through electrical pathways. If these pathways get out of sync or mixed up then sometimes cardioversion or defibrillation a.K.A. "reboot of the system" can get the electricity back in sync. ...Read more

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My heart rate has been about 10-20 beats above normal all day. Regular rhythm just around 103bpm. What could be the cause?

Multiple causes.: Infection, fever, hyperthyroidism, tachycardias (arrhythmias) are just a few of the more common causes. It merits a visit to ones doctor for a careful history and physical exam, and possibly an EKG, blood and urine tests. Usually, the underlying cause is apparent immediately. In rare instances, unusual causes require special testing. ...Read more

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Woke up to rapid, no rhythm, heart beat. Just wildly beating. My body got hot and stiff as it happened. It went away after a few seconds.

Woke up to rapid, no rhythm, heart beat. Just wildly beating. My body got hot and stiff as it happened. It went away after a few seconds.

Tachycardia: There are numerous causes of tachycardia, and when it is too rapid to count and stops abruptly, it suggests an arrthymia caused by abnormal electrical impulses in the heart and should be checked out by your doctor. A brief episode of rapid pulse followed by gradual slowing over a few minutes can be related to an adrenaline response such as fright or panic. This reference may help:http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tachycardia/basics/definition/con-20043012 ...Read more

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Heart felt like is was fluttering or quivering for like 29 seconds. What could that be? It felt like it was going to return to regular rhythm.

Heart felt like is was fluttering or quivering for like 29 seconds. What could that be? It felt like it was going to return to regular rhythm.

Palpitations : The symptom you are describing is called palpitations. There are several abnormal heart rhythms that can come and go suddenly (PSVT is one). See you regular doctor and get set up with a heart monitor that records your rhythm. If the palpitations become persistent , or you develop lightheadedness or chest pain go to an emergency department. ...Read more

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We have digital BP meter in our home. I accidentally noticed My heart rhythm swifts for about 1 sec (blinking of heart sign). Should I be concerned?

We have digital BP meter in our home. I accidentally noticed My heart rhythm swifts for about 1 sec (blinking of heart sign). Should I be concerned?

Rhythm variations nl: Minor variations in the heart rhythm are normal, particularly in your twenties. However, I noticed that you are on a medication which lowers blood pressure by slowing the heart rate. If you have any fluttering sensation in your chest, shortness of breath or chest pain, see your physician and request an ECG and Holter monitor. If you are symptom free, have your machine checked. ...Read more

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Shocked by an outlet for a second while removing paneling from the wall no pain or symptoms at all just wondering if heart rhythm could be effected?

Shocked by an outlet for a second while removing paneling from the wall no pain or symptoms at all just wondering if heart rhythm could be effected?

Not likely: It is unlikely to get a heart arrhythmia from a shock you would get from a wall outlet. You can always check your pulse yourself! If you do not feel pain in chest, dizzy, light headed and pulse regular then you have your answer! ...Read more

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What is a WPW rhythm of the heart?

What is a WPW rhythm of the heart?

WPW: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart condition in which there is an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. The condition can be benign or lead to episodes of rapid heart rate (tachycardia), sometime dangerous. Certain medications should be avoided. Anyone with this condition should consult a cardiologist. Thankfully excellent treatment options are available and the prognosis is good. ...Read more

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Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate (Definition)

After the first trimester, the fetal heart rate should fluctuate between 110-160 beats per minute. Arrhythmias (skipped beats, tachy-/brady-arrhythmias) account for most pre-labor abnormal heart rates. Intrapartum fetal heart rate depends on fetal oxygenation and placental perfusion and is used to prevent death of brain injury during labor. Decelerations may be ...Read more