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What things affect the chances of getting arrhythmia?

What things affect the chances of getting arrhythmia?

Many factors: Underllying myocardial dease, heredity, endocrine diseaeases such as hyperthyroidism, valvular disease, myocardial scring. ...Read more

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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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What to do if i'm extremely anxious right now. What are the chances I have an arrhythmia?

What to do if i'm extremely anxious right now. What are the chances I have an arrhythmia?

Medical clearance: First obtain medical consultation to make sure it is not cardiac related. If not treat as anxiety and try not to panic that something is wrong with your heart. Try to follow a simple behavior program for anxiety management . ...Read more

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Everytime i put on holter the result is always returned to normal. Is there a way to trigger arrhythmia arise in a scure way? So they can get evidnce?

Everytime i put on holter the result is always returned to normal. Is there a way to trigger arrhythmia arise in a scure way? So they can get evidnce?

Event recorder: An event recorder can be worn for 30 days which may give you the time you need to catch your rhythm problem. The safest place to induce your rhythm problem intentionally is in the electrophysiology lab. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for a genetic arrhythmia disorder?

How can you get tested for a genetic arrhythmia disorder?

Genetics/arrhythmias: read this for lots more than you probably want to know but simply, unless your electrophysiologist needs the information, you don't need the testing.... https://www.premera.com/medicalpolicies/cmi_035163.htm ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

Several: If the way your heart is beating is not regular enough to to pump an adequate amount of blood to your brain and body you might feel light headed, dizzy, you might faint, feel chest pressure or you might simply become aware that there is something unusual about your heart rate. These are just some of the symptoms you might experience but you should check with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have a loop recorder implanted in my chest. I was wandering if their is any chance it could malfunction and cause arrhythmia or anything?

I have a loop recorder implanted in my chest. I was wandering if their is any chance it could malfunction and cause arrhythmia or anything?

Devices: Loop recorders are passive instruments that collect information without doing anything to the body. Pacemakers and defibrillators are much more complex devices that interact with the heart to maintain the rhythm. Their complexity can sometimes cause issues which are usually easily correctable by reprograming the device using a special external wand, without any surgery, ...Read more

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I am 19 yo, history of anxiety since I was 9, and practicing triathlons. I feel like I get arrhythmia like 2x a month. Am I at risk of Cardiac death?

I am 19 yo, history of anxiety since I was 9, and practicing triathlons. I feel like I get arrhythmia like 2x a month. Am I at risk of Cardiac death?

Get checked: Certain types of arrhythmia can cause sudden death thus it is best for you to consult a cardiologist before doing another triathlon or other kinds of strenuous exertion. ...Read more

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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