cardiac arrhythmia

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cardiac arrhythmia

[¦kärd·ē‚ak ā′rith·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Any disturbance or irregularity of the heartbeat.
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1-10) Complications arising from migration of these K-wires have been as benign as migration into adjacent soft tissue to as severe as migration into the heart causing cardiac arrythmias, pericardial tamponade, and death.
However, among possible causes is this - in a small number of adults there is some cardiac arrythmia (heartbeat irregularity) of unknown cause.
While stroke researchers have noted side effects such as pneumonia, bradycardia (slow heartbeat), cardiac arrythmia (irregular heartbeat), and arterial hypotension (low blood pressure), these conditions are potentially less serious in the long run and can usually be managed by emergency room physicians.
For example, cardiac arrythmia problems are just beginning to surface.

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