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Is bradycardia a kind of arrhythmia?

Is bradycardia a kind of arrhythmia?

Yes: Yes brady is slow rhythm tachy means fast rhythm any alterations is anomaly in rhythm arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...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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What kind of a problem is sinus arrhythmia?

What kind of a problem is sinus arrhythmia?

It is not a problem: Sinus arrhythmia is a misleading name as it refers to a normal variation in heart rate and does not represent heart disease. Sinus arrhythmia is more prevalent in younger individuals. ...Read more

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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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What is a cardiac arrhythmia?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia?

Abnormal heartbeat: A problem when the heartbeat is either too fast, too slow, or irregular. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a sinus arrythmia?

What is the meaning of a sinus arrythmia?

Normal variation: The "sinus arrhythmia" is the normal variation in heart rate that occurs from the heart's normal pacemaker (the sino-atrial node or pacemaker). For example, the heart rate speeds up and slows down as you take a deep breath in and then breathe out. In healthy hearts, there is a slight random variation in the heart rate from beat to beat (the period of each beat will vary around the average value). ...Read more

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What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

Good question: With no simple answer. There are many triggers like caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, excess thyroid hormone, anxiety, stress, decongestants eg pseudoephedrine, direct stimulants eg cocaine, etc. But you also have to have potential electrical connections in your heart that you're born with or acquire eg from rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What is a hemic murmer of the heart?

What is a hemic murmer of the heart?

Murmur: A murmur is a noise caused by turbulent flow in a vessel or the heart. Anemia often causes an increased heart rate which can cause a murmur. Abnormal valves or connections between chambers can also cause murmur. ...Read more

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What kind of ventricular fibrillation is not dangerous?

What kind of ventricular fibrillation is not dangerous?

Ventricular fibrilla: Ventricular fibrillation means the heart is not mechanically contracting and thus isn't pumping blood. There is no kind of ventricular fibrillation that isn't life threatening unless it is the kind which is pseudovfib meaning it isn't really fibrillating, it just looks that way on the ecg. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart murmur, tachycardia and a cardiac arrythmia?

Common problems: A heart murmur is blood flow that can be heard with a stethoscope. This can be normal flow or abnormal flow. Tachycardia is the finding of a heart rate above the normal resting heart rate for your age. Arrhythmia is defined as the electricity moving through the heart in an abnormal pattern. There are many types of arrhythmia, some benign and some serious. ...Read more

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What type of defibrillator is a cardioverter-defibrillator?

What type of defibrillator is a cardioverter-defibrillator?

All of them: All cardiac defibrillators are cardioverter-defibrillators.

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Multifocal pvcs in a normal heart..What is the risk of developing a ventricular arrythmia?

Multifocal pvcs in a normal heart..What is the risk of developing a ventricular arrythmia?

May be a risk: As in earlier answer, multifocal pvcs may not need treatment. But you should have someone explore for possible causes of pvcs that are reversible. These can be from such things as caffeine, alcohol, other drugs, medications, thyroid disease, and some other illnesses.Some people have many pvcs.We learned that sometimes treatment can be worse than the funny rhythm. But there can be a risk so see doc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart palpitation, a murmur fibrillation, and arrhythmias?

What is the difference between a heart palpitation, a murmur fibrillation, and arrhythmias?

Different conditions: Palpitation is the sensation that there is an abnormality in the heartbeat. It is a symptom. A murmur is something heard when listening to the heart. An arrhythmia is any abnormality of the heartbeat and is therefore nonspecific. ...Read more

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What is a sinus rhythm?

What is a sinus rhythm?

Sinus rhythm: Sinus rhythm is the normal rhythm of the heart. It is produced by depolarization of cells in the 'sinus node' of the right atrium. The signal goes from there around the heart. It first depolarizes the atria and causes P wave and the passes into the ventricles and causes the QRS and T waves. This usually happens at a rate of 60-100 beats a minute. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is atrial fibrillation?

What sort of problem is atrial fibrillation?

Irregular: Atrial fibrillation occurs when the atria, which deliver blood to the ventricles, receive an abnormal electrical signal and then beat erratically instead of in a coordinated, strong beat. The danger of atrial fibrillation is that the blood in the atria tends to stay there instead of getting pumped fully into the ventricles. This slow moving blood in the atria can then form blood clots. ...Read more

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What would cause a ?Slow heart beat all of a sudden?

What would cause a ?Slow heart beat all of a sudden?

Many possibilities: An abrupt onset of a slow heartbeat has many causes including a vasovagal reaction (fainting spell), a heart attack, severe dehydration, sclerosis of the electrical system of the heart, digoxin toxicity to name a few. The key is to describe the situation in which it occurs. Helpful studies may include an ecg, an echocardiogram, blood tests.A good history is essential. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for people with ventricular tachycardia? How serious is ventricular tachycardia, and what kind of treatment is available?

Variable: Vt has a wide spectrum of severity. Some kinds cause no symptoms and are benign and others deteriorate rapidly to ventricular fibrillation and cause death. In the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (your other question), VT is more serious and may require placement of an icd. Icds have been shown to greatly improve prognosis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

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What sort of problem is an atrial flutter?

Less common than AF: Atrial fluter less common than atrial fibrillation, and is often a indcator of future atrial fibrillation onset. You may not notice them, or you may feel a flutering in your chest. Atrial flutter can be caused by scarring in the heart resulting from prior cardiac disease or heart surgery, but it can also occur in some patients with no other identifiable heart problems. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Also known as abnormal heart rhythm, this condition describes any type of irregular heart beat, such as when the heart races ...Read more