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My doc says i've got cardiac arrhythmia. What does this mean?
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Cardiac arrhythmia
Translated into plain english: your heart is not beating perfect like a metronome :-) this can be as simple and benign as a skipped beat (everybody has those) to life-threathening as in ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.
And then there is everything in between. Ask your doctor for a more specific definition and explanation!

In brief: Cardiac arrhythmia
Translated into plain english: your heart is not beating perfect like a metronome :-) this can be as simple and benign as a skipped beat (everybody has those) to life-threathening as in ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.
And then there is everything in between. Ask your doctor for a more specific definition and explanation!
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Abnml heart activity
Arrhythmia ranges from the benign such as pvc's in the setting of a normal heart to the serious such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation in the setting of significant heart disease.
The latter are both ventricular arrhythmias. Te are a host if atrial arrhythmias as well. You need to get specifics about your arrhythmia.

In brief: Abnml heart activity
Arrhythmia ranges from the benign such as pvc's in the setting of a normal heart to the serious such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation in the setting of significant heart disease.
The latter are both ventricular arrhythmias. Te are a host if atrial arrhythmias as well. You need to get specifics about your arrhythmia.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Ryan Cooley
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Dr. Roy Werner
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Depends
This is an irregularity of your heart beat and can range from mostly harmless to life-threatening.
You need to speak to your primary care doctor to determine which variation you have and the appropriate treatment (or no-treatment) options. Many of these may even need referral to a cardiologist (heart specialist) but speak to your primary care physician to determine the correct course of action.

In brief: Depends
This is an irregularity of your heart beat and can range from mostly harmless to life-threatening.
You need to speak to your primary care doctor to determine which variation you have and the appropriate treatment (or no-treatment) options. Many of these may even need referral to a cardiologist (heart specialist) but speak to your primary care physician to determine the correct course of action.
Dr. Roy Werner
Dr. Roy Werner
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