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.
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.
The intervention is designed to work best with community-dwelling patients aged 65 and older with a nonpsychiatric-related hospital admission who have at least one of the following diagnoses documented in their patient record: congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary artery disease, diabetes, stroke, medical and surgical back conditions (predominantly spinal stenosis), hip fracture, peripheral vascular disease, cardiac arrythmia, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism.
In its program to treat life-threatening cardiac arrythmia, Nortran has developed several drug candidates suitable for clinical testing as treatments for atrial arrhythmia.
In addition, Prescott provides a history and overview of the company, its newly appointed management team, its revolutionary technology platforms and disposable catheters in the treatment of cardiac arrythmia disorders as well as insight into the evolving Electrophysiology sector, Cardiac Pathway's primary market and user base.

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