Difference between revisions of "Arrhythmia"

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An '''arrhythmia''' is any disorder of a person's [[heart]] rate or rhythm. Their heart beats too quickly, too slowly or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called '''[[tachycardia]]'''. When the heart beats too slowly, it is called '''[[bradycardia]]'''.
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An '''arrhythmia''' is any disorder of a person's [[heart]] rate or rhythm. Their heart beats too quickly, too slowly or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called [[tachycardia]]. When the heart beats too slowly, it is called [[bradycardia]].
  
 
Many factors can affect the heart's rhythm, such as having a [[heart attack]], blood chemistry imbalances or abnormal [[hormone]] levels. Some substances or medicines may also cause arrhythmia.
 
Many factors can affect the heart's rhythm, such as having a [[heart attack]], blood chemistry imbalances or abnormal [[hormone]] levels. Some substances or medicines may also cause arrhythmia.

Latest revision as of 00:45, 1 April 2016

An arrhythmia is any disorder of a person's heart rate or rhythm. Their heart beats too quickly, too slowly or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called tachycardia. When the heart beats too slowly, it is called bradycardia.

Many factors can affect the heart's rhythm, such as having a heart attack, blood chemistry imbalances or abnormal hormone levels. Some substances or medicines may also cause arrhythmia.

Symptoms of arrhythmia include:

References

  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/arrhythmia.html