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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

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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Can cardiac arrhythmia be cured?

Can cardiac arrhythmia be cured?

Which kind?: Some arrhythmias have definitive treatments (atrial flutter, re-entry tachycardias), others have helpful treatments (atrial fibrillation and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia), and others you can reduce the risk of side effects and risk of death. See your electophysiologist (cardiologist with special training in arrhythmias) about yours. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a cardiac arrhythmia.?

Describe the features of a cardiac arrhythmia.?

Irregular rhythm: The heart usually pumps at a regular pace. An arrhythmia is when the heart pumps at an irregular rhythm. This can be benign or very serious depending on the type of arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What's a cardiac arrhythmia and how serious is it?

What's a cardiac arrhythmia and how serious is it?

Depends: There are many different types of arrhythmia. So.Me are more serious than others. It really depends on the specific arrthymia, symptoms and overall heart function. See your doctor or a cardiologist. ...Read more

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The symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia that I might feel are what?

The symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia that I might feel are what?

Several: If the way your heart is beating is not regular enough to to pump an adequate amount of blood to your brain and body you might feel light headed, dizzy, you might faint, feel chest pressure or you might simply become aware that there is something unusual about your heart rate. These are just some of the symptoms you might experience but you should check with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How come I have cardiac arrhythmia, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have cardiac arrhythmia, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not inherited: While there are some conditions that cause arrhythmia and run in families, most are not inherited. Underlying heart disease (eg hardening of the arteries, rheumatic fever), electrolyte imbalance, drugs, stress, alcohol, smoking and many other factors are involved. Rare entities: brugada syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, prolonged qt syndrome may run in families. ...Read more

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What is fetal cardiac arrhythmia?

Abnormal hrt rhythm: It's an abnormal heart rhythm in the heart of a fetus. ...Read more

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Could a cardiac arrhythmia be cured?

Could a cardiac arrhythmia be cured?

Arrhythmia cure: If the patient is very lucky, cures sometimes happen. Most often effective treatment is present but not necessarily cure. ...Read more

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What can be done for cardiac arrhythmia?

What can be done for cardiac arrhythmia?

Several options: Arrhythmias can be divided into tachycardias (too fast) and bradycardias (too slow).

Rhythm problems can be treated with medications or ablation procedures. Sometimes, pacemakers or defibrillators are used to treat arrhythmias. Lifestyle changes or certain maneuvers can also help manage rhythm problems.

Other approaches involve lowering your risk of complications such as stroke. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

Several: If the way your heart is beating is not regular enough to to pump an adequate amount of blood to your brain and body you might feel light headed, dizzy, you might faint, feel chest pressure or you might simply become aware that there is something unusual about your heart rate. These are just some of the symptoms you might experience but you should check with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

It depends!: There are many - but the choice depends on the specific rhythm disorder being treated. Many have side effects, and doctors are using these drugs less than they did in the past. The choice of which drug, if any, to use depends on how troublesome the arrhthmia is, and whether an ablation procedure is available that may eliminate the need for drugs. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia?

None, one or many: Palpitations, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, passing out or nearly passing out and chest pain are some of the common symptoms. You may have one or more of these symptoms or none at all. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cardiac arrhythmia?

Are some people more prone to getting cardiac arrhythmia?

Yes: There are several things that can predispose to arrythmias. The most common would be if there are blockages in the coronary arteries (such that the heart muscle don't get enough blood flow), especially if heart muscle has been previously damaged from a heart attack. Other problems including other kinds of cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle), or disease of a heart valve, to name a few. ...Read more

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What symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia are the most important?

What symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia are the most important?

Dizziness chest pain: Cardiac arrhythmias may occur without symptoms, however they usually occur with palpitations, this is not considered an important symptom by most. When arrhythmias cause other symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness or passing out episodes, the issue becomes a bit more pressing and work up and resolution of the arrhythmia more important. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I manage my cardiac arrhythmia?

I was just wondering how can I manage my cardiac arrhythmia?

Several options: Arrhythmias can be divided into tachycardias (too fast) and bradycardias (too slow).

Rhythm problems can be treated with medications or ablation procedures. Sometimes, pacemakers or defibrillators are used to treat arrhythmias. Lifestyle changes or certain maneuvers can also help manage rhythm problems.

Other approaches involve lowering your risk of complications such as stroke. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiac arrhythmia?

Abnormal rhythm: 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 than the normal paths. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac arrhythmia condition and how serious is it?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia condition and how serious is it?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmias can be either benign (either asymptomatic or nuisance type events (palpitations), or dangerous (potentially life-threatening). Which depends on the type of arrhythmia and the structural context of the heart in which it occurs. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

What is a cardiac arrhythmia like and how do you diagnose it?

Palpitations: One may feel a "flutter", "skip", "thump" for single beats or "pounding", or "racing" for continued rhythm disturbance. These are all descriptions often reported when the heart beats out of its normal steady rhythm and, collectively, are termed "arrhythmia." it's diagnosed on ekg or more prolonged cardiac recordings called "holter" (24 - 48 hours) or event monitoring (a month or more). ...Read more

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With cardiac arrhythmia what else should I be concerned about?

With cardiac arrhythmia what else should I be concerned about?

Arrhythmia: Arrhythmia is a rhythm disturbance, or an abnormal beating of the heart. It can be fast or slow. Other symptoms such as lightheadedness or passing out, or chest pain are concerning and should be addressed by your doctor. In addition, some arrhythmias are associated with an increased stroke risk and you may need to take meds to prevent that. ...Read more

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What're the most common drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

Depends: On the specific arrhythmia. There are many potential drugs that can be used. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia?

Palpitations,: Depending on the type if arrhythmia being contemplated - symptoms may range from modest palpitations, to more severe sensations raiding from the chest. - shortness of breath, fatigue etc at times, people may be symptomatic. Definitely follow with your doc on this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my cardiac arrhythmia. Should i?

Yes: Yes this is a serious problem, if acutely ill need to go to er, otherwise discuss with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my girlfriend has cardiac arrhythmia I'm so worried?

Cardiac arrythmia: It depends upon type of arrythmia. Now a days most of the arrythmias are treatable. Consult a physician (especially ep specialist). ...Read more

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Are benign cardiac arrhythmia's anything to worry about if they only happen every 2 years?

Not likely: Without knowing the "benign" arrhythmia and other aspects of your health, I cannot accurately answer your question with any greater certainty. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for cardiac arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia Guideline: Here's on such guideline: http://www. Escardio. Org/guidelines-surveys/esc-guidelines/guidelinesdocuments/guidelines-vascd-ft. Pdf
google is a wonderful tool :-). ...Read more

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My doc says I've got cardiac arrhythmia. What does this mean?

My doc says I've got cardiac arrhythmia. What does this mean?

Cardiac arrhythmia: Translated into plain english: your heart is not beating perfect like a metronome :-) this can be as simple and benign as a skipped beat (everybody has those) to life-threathening as in ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. And then there is everything in between. Ask your doctor for a more specific definition and explanation! ...Read more

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My mom gets cardiac arrhythmia, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets cardiac arrhythmia, so am I likely to get it later?

Possibly: Depending on how old she was when she first had her arrhythmia, and what kind, your risk varies. Some arrhytmias (atrial fibrillation) have less heritability risk; others (ventricular arrhythmias) have a higher risk. ...Read more

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How? Does a medical examiner determine that the cause of death was a cardiac arrhythmia?

How? Does a medical examiner determine that the cause of death was a cardiac arrhythmia?

Exclusion: All deaths are ultimately from the electrical system of the heart stopping, but if someone not on drugs simply falls over dead and the autopsy & labs show no clear fatal lesion, I look for entities that cause rhythm problems such as coronary atherosclerosis, emphysema, or structural defects. When not present, look for a channelopathy (old ekg's, gene studies). That's a start -- wishing you comfort. ...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


Dr. Warren Foster
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Heart Arrhythmia (Definition)

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