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Symptoms Of Heart Rhythm Disturbances
Shocked by an outlet for a second while removing paneling from the wall no pain or symptoms at all just wondering if heart rhythm could be effected?
Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more
Several: Some people feel their heart racing or skipping beats, some get short of breath or feel a sense of impending doom. Any of these are a reason to get checked out by a physician. ...Read more
I have a normal heartbeat but sometimes get uncomfortable jolts. I have all the symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder. 17, no birth deffects. Been check?
Arrhythmia: Understand: everyone has palpitations (sensation of abnormal heart rhythm) sometimes. In itself, that's neither a disease nor dangerous. That said, if you're uncomfortable, it deserves attention. The first step would be to document the nature of the disturbance by recording your heart rhythm over 24 hrs, 48 hrs, or 30 days - depending on how often they seem to occur. ...Read more
I have heart disease. For the past 2 days I have been tired &experiencing headache & shortness of breath. Is that a symptom of irregular heart rhythm?
Heart disease: Your symptoms could be a symptom of arrhythmia or the heart disease. As you don't say what 'heart disease' it isn't possible to say more than MAYBE. ...Read more
Taking azithromycin for tonsilitis. Have mvp mild mr and tachycardia. Atenolol 25mg daily. Risk for antibiotic disturbances with heart rhythm?
Devices: You can wear a heart monitor ("Holter") for 24 or 48 hours or you can wear an event monitor ("King of Hearts") for 30 days, or you can have a loop recorder injected subcutaneously (good for 3 years). ...Read more
Start with a doctor: A history and physical is a good start. An ekg can take snap shot of the electrical activity of you heart. If your doctor wants to look over a longer period, you might wear a holter monitor. Blood tests can also be useful. The work up might be more involved, but will probably start something like that. ...Read more
Depends on what: Most heart rhythm disorders are annoying but not fatal. That said, i'd have to know what yours was before i could say anything useful about it. ...Read more
We have digital BP meter in our home. I accidentally noticed My heart rhythm swifts for about 1 sec (blinking of heart sign). Should I be concerned?
Rhythm variations nl: Minor variations in the heart rhythm are normal, particularly in your twenties. However, I noticed that you are on a medication which lowers blood pressure by slowing the heart rate. If you have any fluttering sensation in your chest, shortness of breath or chest pain, see your physician and request an ECG and Holter monitor. If you are symptom free, have your machine checked. ...Read more
Severity & duration?: If you're in distress, short of breath, dizzy or having chest pain, go to the er now. That said, everyone feels some "flip-flop" now & then. If it's occasional and just annoying, try avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress and get plenty of sleep. Don't take diet pills, sinus pills and understand that asthma inhalers make it worse. If troubled, please see your doctor for tests and advice. ...Read more
Diagnosis?: You need an ekg or 24 hour cardiac recording (holter) to determine the type of abnormal rhythm you're having. ...Read more
Depends on what:
Variable rhythm abnormality are there
some dangerous and some nuisance arrhythmia . Any way if there are abnormal rhythm will need evaluation as to what type and how severe are them .Might need special attention for different types. Dangerous ones are ventricular tachycardia atrial fibrillation , svt, flutter. ...Read more
Yes: Arrhythmia is an unfortunate misnomer. It suggests there is no rhythm at all, in other words that the heart has ceased to beat. "a-" is a prefix that means "not". ...Read more
Speed vs Rhythm:
Heart rate refers to the number of heartbeats in a minute. Average resting heart rates in healthy people can range from the 50s to 70s.
Heart rhythm refers to the presence or absence of regularity of the heart beats. Abnormal rhythms can cause periodic additional beats or continuous irregularity, which can be felt as 'skips', light-headedness, chest discomfort, weakness, or be asymptomatic. ...Read more
Highly effective: It "sets the clock back to zero" so to speak. It synchronizes all the electrically conducting cells in the heart to begin their cycle at the same instant. It interrupts and stops abnormal rhythms. It doesn't hurt and there are generally no side effects so in that regard, it's better than medicines. The downside is that one must be put to sleep, albeit briefly, for it. ...Read more
What to do if I take medication for a heart rhythm condition, what will they most likely test my blood for?
Medication: Depending on the medication being monitored the tests may be for levels of the drug in the blood or liver, kidney , thyroid or other tests to evaluate side effects of the drug(s). ...Read more
After having heart rhythm abnormality that doctors told me i could die from several times, there now saying it's nothing, should I be worried? Thanks
Impossible: I am sorry to report but there is nothing specific in your question on which to give you a valid answer. We do not know the arrhythmia, the results of blood and ekg testing, and what specifically is in your medical history or what the previous situations were. ...Read more
No rhythm to reset: Shocking the heart resets the electrical system of the heart. In asystole, there is no electrical activity to reset. ...Read more
Rhythm: Exertion in patients with arrhythmias can be safe. It depends on the state of the patient's cardiovascular system. Some people for instance have atrial fibrillation as their normal rhythm in otherwise normal hearts. They still need to exercise as do most of us. Exertion recommendations need to individualized and a general statement isn't appropriate. ...Read more
EP: An electrophysiologist is a cardiologic specialist who specializes in cardiac rhythm diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What other measures may be successful in restoring the normal heart rhythm if cardioversion is not successful?
A fib or something more serious? How can I be sure I have a fib or afl and not a more serious heart rhythm problem?
You can't: Only by recording the heart rhythm. A 30 day event monitor is the most efficacious. ...Read more
Hotter Monitor: Start with a 12 lead standard EKG followed by a 24 hour holter monitor. A holter monitor is simply a continuous recording of your heart rhythm that the doctor can then review and correlate with a diary of your symptoms. A monitor can be worn for more extended periods of time if 24 hours does not reveal a diagnosis. ...Read more
No: You need a ekg tracing to detect an abnormal rhythm - if you are having symptoms , please go see a physician immidiately. ...Read more
Is there any way to get my child's heart rhythm printed out without a medical need? I want to get her actual heart rhythm as a tattoo
Any would do: A rhythm pattern is just a graphic created by electrical impulses going into a machine. A kids pattern varies with the heart leads a is continuously changing. If you copy a pattern from a book your kid will have the same pattern at some point. These patterns are not like a lock of hair from their first haircut, they are fleeting. ...Read more
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