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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Heart Rhythm Disturbances

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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?

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?

Not likely: It is unlikely to get a heart arrhythmia from a shock you would get from a wall outlet. You can always check your pulse yourself! If you do not feel pain in chest, dizzy, light headed and pulse regular then you have your answer! ...Read more

Rhythm (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms?Of having ?An abnormal heart rhythm?

What are the symptoms?Of having ?An abnormal heart rhythm?

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

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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?

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

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How could i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

How could i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

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

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In what way would i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

In what way would i get tested for heart rhythm problems?

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

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What to do if i think I have a heart rhythm disorder, should I be worried?

What to do if i think I have a heart rhythm disorder, should I be worried?

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

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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?

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

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Feeling abnormal heart rhythm .. Please help!?

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

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What sort of problem is an abnormal heart rhythm?

What sort of problem is an abnormal heart rhythm?

Arrhythmia: An abnormal rhythm of the heart which can be detected by listening, checking pulse, doing ekg or imaging. There can be many causes and effects. I will share this with cardiologists for additional information. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm experiencing abnormal heart rhythm?

Please help! i'm experiencing abnormal heart rhythm?

Diagnosis?: You need an ekg or 24 hour cardiac recording (holter) to determine the type of abnormal rhythm you're having. ...Read more

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What to do about abnormal heart rhythm .. Please help!?

What to do about abnormal heart rhythm .. Please help!?

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

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Are arrythmias and?Abnormal heart rhythm the same thing?

Are arrythmias and?Abnormal heart rhythm the same thing?

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

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How do you confirm the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm ?

How do you confirm the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm ?

A good history: And physical exam, ekg , certain lab work, an echocardiogram and usually some type of monitorinng like a holter monitor or event monitor depending on the frequency of symotoms.Seeyour doctor. ...Read more

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What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

What?Is the diagnostic workup of an ?Abnormal heart rhythm?

A good history: And physical exam, ekg , certain lab work, an echocardiogram and usually some type of monitorinng like a holter monitor or event monitor depending on the frequency of symotoms.Seeyour doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how heart rate and heart rhythm differ?

Can you please tell me how heart rate and heart rhythm differ?

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

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Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

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

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What to do if I take medication for a heart rhythm condition, what will they most likely test my blood for?

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

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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

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

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Why is asystole (i.e. flatline) a non-shockable heart rhythm?

Why is asystole (i.e. flatline) a non-shockable heart rhythm?

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

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I was wondering is exertion safe with irregular heart rhythm?

I was wondering is exertion safe with irregular heart rhythm?

Depends: Depends entirely on the nature of the irregular rhythm and the underlying condition of the heart. In your age group, you should be screened for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is exertion safe with irregular heart rhythm?

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

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I have abnormal heart rhythm, what does an electrophsyiologist do?

EP: An electrophysiologist is a cardiologic specialist who specializes in cardiac rhythm diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What test is best to diganose heart rhythm problems? I heart it was the treadmill test?

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

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Would the heart rhythm different during a heart attack? Can it be detected with a stereoscope?

No: You need a ekg tracing to detect an abnormal rhythm - if you are having symptoms , please go see a physician immidiately. ...Read more

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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

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