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Abnormal Heart Rhythm / Arrhythmia

Abnormal Heart Rhythm, Arrhythmia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatments | National Heart Centre Singapore

Abnormal Heart Rhythm / Arrhythmia - What it is

Arrhythmias refer to any change in the normal sequence of electrical impulses produced by the heart. The abnormal heart rhythms can be slow or fast in rate, having extra beats, or have rhythm irregularity.

Age increases the probability of experiencing an arrhythmia. It can occur in people who do not have structural heart disease. Arrhythmias often occur during and after heart attacks. Some types of arrhythmias, such as ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, are serious and potentially life-threatening. Arrhythmias can result in poor blood circulation to the vital organs of the body.

Slow heart rates (less than 60 beats per minute) are called bradycardias. Fast heart rates (more than 100 beats per minute) are called tachycardia

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Abnormal Heart Rhythm / Arrhythmia - Other Information

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