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What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

Irregular heart beat.: An arrhythmia is an irregularity of heart rhythm. There are many forms of arrhythmias, some arising from the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and some from the lower chambers (ventricles). In general, most of the atrial arrhythmias are benign and most of the ventricular arrhythmias are problematic. Your cardiologist usually treats the arrhythmias or may refer you to an electrophysiologist. ...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 arrhythmia dangerous?

Is an arrhythmia dangerous?

Many Types: There are many types of arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. The most common ones are benign and not dangerous and only a nuisance at most. However if your races and does not stop or you feel poorly - lighheaded, sick to your stomach, dizzy or pass out - this could be a very serious condition.
The only way to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could I have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Any one can have an arrhythmia, most people don't. Do you have a specific concern? ...Read more

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Can sinusitis trigger arrhythmias?

Can sinusitis trigger arrhythmias?

Possible: Any form of stress can trigger arrhythmia, especially if you are prone to arrhythmia. This can include infections. Best to speak to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Arrhythmia?

What are the tests for Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia Tests: Testing for an arrhythmia can include electrocardiography (ECG/EKG), 24 hour or 48 hour Holter Monitor, 2 week Zio event monitor, or 4 week event monitor. Other potential tests for longer term monitoring can include a monitor that implants under the skin. There is also invasive testing for arrhythmias by a Cardiac Electrophysiologist called an Electrophysiology Study. ...Read more

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How? Do you? Diagnose an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: We generally diagnose an arrhythmia by a patient having symptoms and an electrocardiogram or ECG monitor displaying the arrhythmia so we can identify it. Sometimes the patient has no symptoms but is on a monitor and we see an arrhythmia with no symptoms. Arrhtymia means abnormal rhythm........ ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Arrhythmia?

Multiple: Most common is the sensation of an irregular heart beat, called palpitations. Other symptoms may include dizziness, near or complete syncope, shortness of breath, or in worst case, cardiac arrest/sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have an arrhythmia?

Is it painful to have an arrhythmia?

Usually not: However, don't let the lack of pain prevent you from getting it properly evaluated. It can lead to far more serious issues than just pain. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an arrhythmia?

What sort of problem is an arrhythmia?

Irregular heartbeat: An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heart. The heart can beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. There are many types, and your doctor can explain which particular problem you have, and the treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an arrhythmia?

Monitoring: The best way to identify a rhythm problem is to have it documented by a rhythm monitor,

Monitoring can be as short as the time it takes to have an EKG done (10 seconds) or as long as 3 years with an implanted monitor (for infrequent arrhythmias).

Commonly, doctors prescribe cardiac monitors that patients wear for up to 30 days.

It always helps to have an EKG done while having symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm that may result in symptoms of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some arrhythmias can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and even death. See doctor, cardiologist, and/or heart rhythm (EP) specialist if concerned. Call 911 if chest pain, passing out, shortness of breath, or severe dizziness. ...Read more

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How come anterior mi's have arrhythmias?

Arrhythmias: Anterior mis often have hemodynamic problems associated. Any mi has associated ischemia and can have arrhythmias associated. Anterior mi is not necessarily more likely to have arrhythmia than other mis. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Arrhythmia?

What are the complications of Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: A heart arrhythmia can be due to a variety of causes. Some are very benign (not dangerous) but some can be life threatening.
Complications or symptoms of an arrhythmia can include sensations of fast or abnormal heart rate or heart pounding, lightheadedness, almost passing out, passing out, shortness of breath, chest pain, stroke, cardiac arrest, and death. ...Read more

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What is the cause of having an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmias have lots of potential causes, they range from structural abnormalities, through physiologic and psychologic stresses, chemical drivers, smoking and other things..... ...Read more

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How fast can I make my arrhythmia go away?

Which arrhythmia?: It depends entirely on what type of arrhythmia you have. The causes of different arrhythmias will dictate how quickly and how completely reversible they are. Can you be more specific, please? ...Read more

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How do you stop arrhythmia with medication?

Carefully: There are 2 major classes of medications for fast arrhythmias: those that slow the heart rate and those that change ion fluxes of heart muscle. The first class is inexpensive and very safe. The second class is expensive and can have serious side effects but may be more effective & necessary in some cases. Slow arrhythmias cannot be treated with medication and may require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Does arrhythmia usually cause many symptoms?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia can cause number of symptoms which can include palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, chest pains and syncopy. ...Read more

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When would you be hospitalized for arrhythmia?

It depends: Many arrhythmias can be managed in the outpatient setting. A few arrhythmias are potentially dangerous such as ventricular tachycardia. Patients with low blood pressure, pulmonary congestion, chest pain or fainting are usually hospitalized. ...Read more

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How will I know what does arrhythmia feel like?

Flutter: Most people describe a "skip", "pounding", "flutter", "flip-flop", "racing" or something of that ilk. ...Read more

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How much does it take to diagnose an arrhythmia?

Capturing it: As a clinician you can strongly suspect it from a patient's description of symptoms but to accurately diagnose it you need to be able to record a symptomatic episode with some form of ECG (there are many modalities available that allow recording episodes even remotely). ...Read more

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Are there healthy and natural cures for arrhythmias?

Are there healthy and natural cures for arrhythmias?

It depends: Many arrhythmias are very serious and should only be treated by going to a physician for evaluation and appropriate treatment. However, nutrients that may stabilize the heart and prevent arrythmia are magnesium, coenzyme q10, taurine and l-carnitine. ...Read more

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What things affect the chances of getting arrhythmia?

What things affect the chances of getting arrhythmia?

Many factors: Underllying myocardial dease, heredity, endocrine diseaeases such as hyperthyroidism, valvular disease, myocardial scring. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arrhythmia?

Irregular Heart Beat: 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 or even sudden death. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop arrhythmia without medication?

What can you do to stop arrhythmia without medication?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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What exactly is an arrhythmia? Is it a cause for concern?

What exactly is an arrhythmia? Is it a cause for concern?

Arrhythmia: First you need to diagnose what the arrhythmia is and then try to determine what might be the cause in the patient. The treatment follows from the evaluation of the what and why of the abnormal rhythm. It may be necessary to see a cardiologist or a special cardiologist called electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism that brings about arrhythmias in people?

A Book Chapter: That's a huge question you just asked, and 400 characters isn't going to cut it. Short answer: irritability (triggered and automatic rhythms) and the heart's electricity getting caught in a loop (reentrant rhythms). If you want to drop a lot of cash, I can recommend some great books explaining the basis of these arrhythmias. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Also known as abnormal heart rhythm, it is any type of irregular heart beat. Serious types of arrhythmias occur when the heart races ...Read more