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What kind of a problem is sinus arrhythmia?

It is not a problem: Sinus arrhythmia is a misleading name as it refers to a normal variation in heart rate and does not represent heart disease. Sinus arrhythmia is more prevalent in younger individuals. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Arrhythmia (Definition)

Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more


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Is sinus arrhythmia big problem in women?

Is sinus arrhythmia big problem in women?

No: Sinus arrhythmia is a problematic term as it is used to describe the normal variation in heart rate that is present in healthy individuals. It is not abnormal and does not require further testing or any type of treatment. ...Read more

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What is sinus arrhythmia?

What is sinus arrhythmia?

Normal: Sinus arrhythmia refers to a prominent, but normal, variation in heart rate. The heart beat begins in the sinus node. The sinus node is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. The system may react quickly enough to cause more noticeable changes in heart rate. This variation is usually more prominent in younger individuals. ...Read more

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Is sinus arrhythmia serious disease?

Is sinus arrhythmia serious disease?

No: Sinus arrhythmia is a normal variation in the heart rate with the breathing cycle. It is not a disease. It is normal. ...Read more

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What? Causes ?Sinus arrhythmia?

What? Causes ?Sinus arrhythmia?

Atherosclerosis : The "pacemaker", the sino-atrial node, in the upper chambers of the heart (atria) lose control and other sites fire leading to irregular heartbeat.It is dangerous because it can cause turbulence in the blood flow leading to a clot.Other causes exist such as hyperthyroidism but usually decreased blood flow is the cause. ...Read more

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Does sinus arrhythmia cause other serious arrhythmias?

Does sinus arrhythmia cause other serious arrhythmias?

No: Sinus arrhythmia is normal. It reflects the body's regulation of heart rate. It is often very prominent in young individuals. It does not require further evaluation or treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sinus arrhythmia?

Usually normal. : The commonest type of sinus arrhythmia is related to breathing - also called respirophasic sinus arrhythmia. The hr speeds up during inspiration and slows during breathing out. This is normal, and a sign of good health. Rarely, sinus arrhythmia is seen in the elderly person, but without symptoms, it rarely requires treatment. ...Read more

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How does sinus arrhythmia go away?

How does sinus arrhythmia go away?

Possibly: It is possible for sinus arrhythmia to gradually resolve. This is not a dangerous finding. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if sinus arrhythmia is a serious disease?

Can someone tell me if sinus arrhythmia is a serious disease?

Normal finding: Sinus arrhythmia means that the pulse rate gradually speeds up and slows down, usually related to simply breathing in and out. This is a normal finding and does not cause any symptoms. It will be reported on an ekg report but there is nothing to worry about because it is normal. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a sinus arrhythmia cause syncopal episodes?

Might it be possible that a a sinus arrhythmia cause syncopal episodes?

Sinus arrhythmia: Sinus arrhythmia would generally not cause any symptoms let alone syncope. The rhythm implies a normal rate but irregular sinus rhythm. This would have no reason to be associated with syncope. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...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