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What is a heart arrhythmia?

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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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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What causes heart arrhythmia?

What causes heart arrhythmia?

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

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What are the signs or symptoms of heart arrhythmia?

What are the signs or symptoms of  heart arrhythmia?

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 more

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Can your heart arrhythmia be passed on to your child?

Can your heart arrhythmia be passed on to your child?

See below: Everyone has some arrhythmia. It's normal to have skipped or extra beats - more at some times that others. Some are felt, most are not. Caffeine, nicotine, lack of sleep, stress, and many other things contribute. So, since everyone has some arrhythmia, i guess you'd say it's passed on to your child. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heart arrhythmia?

What is the definition or description of: heart arrhythmia?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have or what kind of heart arrhythmia I might have?

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 more

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Heart arrhythmia question. How can I help my friend if she doesn't take her meds?

Heart arrhythmia question. How can I help my friend if she doesn't take her meds?

Can't: "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him (her) drink." doctors face this problem every single day! if the rhythm problem is not of the life threatening type, your friend may simply find the symptoms less onerous than the medicines. So be it. ...Read more

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I read that normal healthy people can die suddenly from a heart arrhythmia - is that true, and should I be worried about it?

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 more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Arrhythmia, also known as abnormal heart rhythm, is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause, both of which are typically benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Cardiac Arrhythmia (Definition)

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