Can cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rate and rhythm?

It can . Cardioversion can be used to correct an abnormal rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. Sometimes, however, the procedure does not correct the situation. In such cases, medications may be necessary.

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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...

Dr said holter detected a fast heart rate but it was normal rhythm, nothing to worry about right now. Anxiety? Always worried about heart stopping

Anxiety. Anxiety is the likely cause. So is exercise. When you wear a Holter, you're doing normal activities in the course of the day and the heart responds to increased metabolic demand by quickening its rate. Knowing that you stayed in normal (albeit faster) rhythm is worth its weight in gold, though. Read more...

Why should a beta blocker be taken in rhythm with Flecainide, other than lowering heart rate if I go back into AF?

Beta block. There are a variety of indications for beta blockade including helping to modulate AF and its manifestations,sometimes in conjunction with other medicines;discuss with your prescribing physician for specifics pertinent to you. Read more...