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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I've ended up getting an irregular heartbeat and I've been taking medication for it since I did my shoulder.
Those that worked out intensely--more than five Hours a week at the age of 30--were 19% more likely to have an irregular heartbeat by the time they turned 60 than the men who exercised less than one hour per week.
5 is clearly linked to a heightened risk of irregular heart rhythms, irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
5 which was linked to an increased risk of irregular heart rhythms, irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
In May 2011 the Mayor spoke to the ECHO about being admitted to the Royal to be treated for an irregular heartbeat.
Is having an irregular heartbeat always dangerous to your health?
After one year, there was no difference in irregular heartbeats between the two groups.
Fighting-fit James used to run two miles every day before an irregular heartbeat changed his life.
Irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation (AF), occurs when the heart beats out of synch or is abnormally fast.
Compared with older patients, those under 45 suffered fewer major complications and were less likely to later require medication to control their irregular heartbeat.
Drinking more than 10 alcoholic drinks a week or four cups of strong coffee each day can increase the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, according to two studies presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress.
DENMAN is set to undergo tests after the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was found to be suffering from an irregular heartbeat.