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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

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 a heart arrhythmia cause a "tia"?

Can a heart arrhythmia cause a "tia"?

Not directly: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack which is usually manifest by a temporary neurologic impairment, such as loss of vision or weakness. An arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, can lead to clot formation. If a small clot dislodges, it can cause a TIA or a permanent injury known as a stroke. ...Read more

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Could a caffeine induced day long heart arrhythmia be the cause of a stroke, added to having very high colesteron and being overwight?

Could a caffeine induced day long heart arrhythmia be the cause of a stroke, added to having very high colesteron and being overwight?

Risk of stroke: Sometimes it is hard to know what the cause of a stroke was. But a day long arrhythmmia, at least if it was atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, could be a cause of stroke. High cholesterol could increase the risk of stroke. Being overweight may affect the risk of stroke, at least indirectly. For people with elevated cholesterol, there may be atherosclerosis, this is a common cause of stroke ...Read more

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Does caffeine cause heart arrhythmia's? Think a few cups of coffee is safe? Even for people who have heart problems? Whats latest studys prove?

Does caffeine cause heart arrhythmia's? Think a few cups of coffee is safe? Even for people who have heart problems? Whats latest studys prove?

Yes : For most people 3 cups of coffee is very safe. If somebody has heart problems they need to see their cardiologist before getting any recommendations on how much caffeine is really safe ...Read more

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I am 44 year old male am very fit Can an a virus like flu or similiar cause heart arrhythmia? Just started to notice this the last couple of days.

I am 44 year old male  am very fit Can an a virus like flu or similiar cause heart arrhythmia?  Just started to notice this the last couple of days.

Virus: yes it is possible. you can get a viral myocarditis or pericarditis involving the heart, and this inflammation can cause irregularities in electrical conductivity leading to arrhythmias. ...Read more

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How long would it take for high blood pressure to cause heart arrhythmia?

How long would it take for high blood pressure to cause heart arrhythmia?

Highly variable : ...And impossible to answer. It's like saying "how long does it take clouds to cause a tornado?". ...Read more

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Can an overdose of Aleve (naproxen) (suicide attempt) cause a heart arrhythmia? If so, is my heart in danger after the fact? Will the arrhythmia go away?

Can an overdose of Aleve (naproxen) (suicide attempt) cause a heart arrhythmia? If so, is my heart in danger after the fact? Will the arrhythmia go away?

Glad that you care: I'm happy a change of heart has occurred for you with respect to valuing your life! The other change of heart is almost never life-threatening. It ' just a period of too fast or slow beats not due to organ disease and doesn't damage the heart.Yet, it's not pleasant . Your doctor might be able to help symptomatically. During the OD, blood chem may have caused it - but that's then, not now. Live! ...Read more

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Are intermittent head pain, cold hands and feet, and heart arrhythmia caused by bulimia?

Are intermittent head pain, cold hands and feet, and heart arrhythmia caused by bulimia?

Yes it could dehydr: Fluid and electrolity imbalance can lead to shock and even death from heart irregilarity for your own sake drink electrolyte solution like gatoraide and balance your diet. ...Read more

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