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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Heart arrhythmia, which can affect children and adults, had always been considered untreatable until recently.
But their promise for the future was dramatically cut short by adult cot death, or heart arrhythmia, when the irregular beat of the heart suddenly kills.
A longtime City Hall insider and an ultimate behind-the-scenes dealmaker, the 64-year-old Deaton has been on medical leave since July after suffering a severe heart arrhythmia while vacationing in Costa Rica with his family.
The President has a heart arrhythmia called sinus bradycardia, the White House has confirmed.
Leading researchers who study heart arrhythmia --or irregular heartbeat -- have reported the results from a pivotal clinical trial on the investigational anti-arrhythmic drug, azimilide, in development by Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals.
Designed to provide a shock automatically when a heart arrhythmia is detected, the Defibtech Lifeline[TM] AUTO fully automatic external defibrillator (AED) has been cleared for sale in the U.
Of the companies participating in the M2D2 program, the most successful one so far is InfoBionic, which is about to start selling a heart arrhythmia monitor in Europe.
A limit of the study, Pavri said, is that there was no information on how often the ICDs may have delivered inappropriate shocks - where the device mistakenly detects a dangerous heart arrhythmia and gives a needless and painful shock.
Patients with a common heart arrhythmia are less likely to end up in a hospital if given Sanofi-Aventis SA's experimental drug Multaq, scientists said on Thursday.
He collapsed while playing in Getafe, Madrid, in August this year after heart arrhythmia.
Demystifying death New methods of assessing a person's risk of sudden death from heart arrhythmia promised to enable doctors to better identify which patients need an implanted defibrillator (170: 202).
She called me back and said Fudgie had every heart arrhythmia known to mankind,'' Richard said.