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Heart Rhythm Disorders
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
I have a normal heartbeat but sometimes get uncomfortable jolts. I have all the symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder. 17, no birth deffects. Been check?
Arrhythmia: Understand: everyone has palpitations (sensation of abnormal heart rhythm) sometimes. In itself, that's neither a disease nor dangerous. That said, if you're uncomfortable, it deserves attention. The first step would be to document the nature of the disturbance by recording your heart rhythm over 24 hrs, 48 hrs, or 30 days - depending on how often they seem to occur. ...Read more
I have heart disease. For the past 2 days I have been tired &experiencing headache & shortness of breath. Is that a symptom of irregular heart rhythm?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Severity & duration?: If you're in distress, short of breath, dizzy or having chest pain, go to the er now. That said, everyone feels some "flip-flop" now & then. If it's occasional and just annoying, try avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress and get plenty of sleep. Don't take diet pills, sinus pills and understand that asthma inhalers make it worse. If troubled, please see your doctor for tests and advice. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: You need an ekg or 24 hour cardiac recording (holter) to determine the type of abnormal rhythm you're having. ...Read more
Depends on what: Variable rhythm abnormality are there some dangerous and some nuisance arrhythmia . Any way if there are abnormal rhythm will need evaluation as to what type and how severe are them .Might need special attention for different types. Dangerous ones are ventricular tachycardia atrial fibrillation , svt, flutter. ...Read more
Speed vs Rhythm: Heart rate refers to the number of heartbeats in a minute. Average resting heart rates in healthy people can range from the 50s to 70s. Heart rhythm refers to the presence or absence of regularity of the heart beats. Abnormal rhythms can cause periodic additional beats or continuous irregularity, which can be felt as 'skips', light-headedness, chest discomfort, weakness, or be asymptomatic. ...Read more
Highly effective: It "sets the clock back to zero" so to speak. It synchronizes all the electrically conducting cells in the heart to begin their cycle at the same instant. It interrupts and stops abnormal rhythms. It doesn't hurt and there are generally no side effects so in that regard, it's better than medicines. The downside is that one must be put to sleep, albeit briefly, for it. ...Read more
What to do if I take medication for a heart rhythm condition, what will they most likely test my blood for?
Medication: Depending on the medication being monitored the tests may be for levels of the drug in the blood or liver, kidney , thyroid or other tests to evaluate side effects of the drug(s). ...Read more
After having heart rhythm abnormality that doctors told me i could die from several times, there now saying it's nothing, should I be worried? Thanks
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