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Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities

Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities is the condition where your heart beats too fast or slow or irregularly. This is also called an arrhythmia. Heart is a system of complex valves, nodes and chambers that control the process of the blood flow. If the usual process of this vital system is disrupted, damaged, or compromised, it can change the heart beat patterns.

Arrhythmias causes no symptoms, or the patient may feel fluttering pain or discomfort or pounding in the chest. Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) is the most common type of cardiac rhythm disturbance observed all over. It can be characterized as a fast, irregular rhythm in which single muscle fibers in the heart twitch or contract in a unorganized way. Ventricular fibrillation is a type of abnormal rhythm where the heart stop beating and cause cardiac arrest. The risk for cardiac abnormalities increases with age and certain specific types could lead to sudden cardiac deaths. Environmental issues also affect the heart rate abnormalities. These can be intrinsic to the body like abnormal electrolyte levels, anemia or even abnormal thyroid hormone levels.

Related Societies: British Junior Cardiologists Association | Croatian Cardiac Society | European Cardiology Congress | European Society of Cardiology | British cardiology society | Luxembourg Society of Cardiology | British Heart Failure Society