Arrhythmia

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Definition

Arrhythmia can be defined as the irregular beating of the heart, wether it be too fast, too slow, or irregular.

Causes

  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Electrolyte imbalances in your blood (such as sodium or potassium).
  • Changes in your heart muscle.
  • Injury from a heart attack.
  • Healing process after heart surgery.
  • Irregular heart rhythms can also occur in "normal, healthy" hearts.

Symptoms

  • A fluttering in your chest
  • A racing heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • A slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting (syncope) or near fainting

Diagnostic Tests

Common Test done are EKGs

Normal ECG heartbeat, notice a steady, repeating pattern

ECG of heart with Arrhythmia, notice the rapid irregular beats.

Incidence

3 million US cases a year

Prevention

  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Not Smoking.
  • Lowering Cholesterol
  • Staying in Shape
  • A low-fat diet.
  • Not Drinking alcohol in Excess

Treatment

Most cases are harmless and just normal ways our herts function. Most treatment just includes lowering your risk or other heart problems and trying to maintaining a normal heartbeat.

Works Cited

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"Heart Disease Symptoms." Hamdulay Heart Foundation. N.p., 12 Nov. 2014. Web. 11                   Mar. 2015.

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"Oracle GoldenGate: Knowledge Document Series Post #2 (Data Integration)." Oracle                     GoldenGate: Knowledge Document Series Post #2 (Data Integration). N.p., n.d.                 Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

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