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What sort of problem is an arrhythmia?
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Irregular heartbeat
An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heart.
The heart can beat too fast (tachycardia) , too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. There are many types, and your doctor can explain which particular problem you have, and the treatment options.

In brief: Irregular heartbeat
An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heart.
The heart can beat too fast (tachycardia) , too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. There are many types, and your doctor can explain which particular problem you have, and the treatment options.
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Irregular rhythm
An arrhythmia is when the heart does not beat in the normal regular pattern that it usually does.
This can be benign (where you have an occasional extra beat every now and then), to severe (a life-threatening irregular rhythm where the heart can not pump enough blood).

In brief: Irregular rhythm
An arrhythmia is when the heart does not beat in the normal regular pattern that it usually does.
This can be benign (where you have an occasional extra beat every now and then), to severe (a life-threatening irregular rhythm where the heart can not pump enough blood).
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