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What could lead to arrhythmia even on healthy beating hearts?

What could lead to arrhythmia even on healthy beating hearts?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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I suffer of arrythmia episodes, what could be the cause? I've already checked my heart, my thyroid, my kidneys and sugar and everything seems to be ok

I suffer of arrythmia episodes, what could be the cause? I've already checked my heart, my thyroid, my kidneys and sugar and everything seems to be ok

Benign: Young woman easily has cardiac per-contraction, paroxysmal tachycardia. Since you have had intensive work up and it sounds everything is normal, you don't need to worry. But your symptom occur frequently, you may want to see a cardiologist to have a cardiac monitor work up. ...Read more

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What would cause a 22 year old male to have a heart arrythmia?

What would cause a 22 year old male to have a heart arrythmia?

Normal.: Without knowing the type of arrhythmia ( technically arrhythmia means no rhythm - i prefere dysrhythmia) i would have to guess that you have a normal heart with either a bradycardia or sinus arrhythmia both of which are normal. ...Read more

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How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

How do you control arrhythmia of the heart?

Different ways: Some arrhythmias can be treated with medications; others can be modified or even cured with a procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab (radio frequency ablation). It will depend on what the type and or mechanism of the arrhythmia is and how much of an impact it is having. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia of the heart that you can actually feel?

Several: These include palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or "flip-flops, " or feeling that your heart is "running away").Pounding in your chest. Dizziness or feeling light-headed. Fainting. Shortness of breath. Chest discomfort. Weakness or fatigue (feeling very tired). ...Read more

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I take verapimil for a heart arrythmia. Is it true that I should not eat grapefruit as it might ramp up the potency of the medication?

I take verapimil for a heart arrythmia. Is it true that I should not eat grapefruit as it might ramp up the potency of the medication?

True: Grapefruit (juice) interacts with a number of medications, including verapamil; so never take meds with grapefruit juice; use water, preferably, and a sufficient quantity to wash the med down the esophagus into the stomach. Verapamil + grapefruit can cause very low blood pressure and/or slow heart rate and changes on ekg. ...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