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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more
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Arrhythmia & salt: In general, too much salt can lead to fluid retention and elevated blood pressure, which in turn can increase your risk of heart disease and arrhythmia. But if your sodium level is abnormally low, you may need more salt intake. Salt may be an important source of iodine if you are deficient. So, your case should be discussed with your doctor because we don't know the context. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal heart beats: Normal heart rhythm is known as sinus rhythm where the electrical impulse originates in the right upper heart chamber and has a normal variation depending upon the demands of the body. The electrical impulse is conducted through the heart from upper to lower chambers. Arrhythmias are due to abnormal electrical impulse formation or abnormal electrical impulse conduction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. 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
Heart arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. 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
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