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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Because of a severely blocked artery, he must have suffered from cardiac dysrhythmia.
6] While serious side effects are rare, transient cardiac dysrhythmias (CD) may be associated with ESWL.
And they are now calling for more research into a deadly disorder, called cardiac dysrhythmia, where the victim's heart suddenly stops without warning.
These codes indicate that this patient suffered from unspecified paroxysmal tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, cardiac dysrhythmia, unspecified essential hypertension, coronary atherosclerosis, old myocardial infarction and lipoid metabolism disorder.
One example might be when a patient has an unstable cardiac dysrhythmia and a key analyte, such as potassium, is changing rapidly.
We controlled for diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, cardiac dysrhythmia, liver disease, dementia, chronic renal disease, and nonacute stroke, using ICD-9 diagnosis codes and AHRQ's Clinical Classification codes.
It may lead to headache, agitation, confusion, loss of consciousness, convulsion and cardiac dysrhythmia (1).
Prior to the analysis, outcomes of interest were defined through ICD-9-CM codes for asthma (493), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (491-492), pneumonia and acute bronchitis (481, 482, 485, 486, and 466), upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) (465), heart failure (428), cardiac dysrhythmia (427), and myocardial infarction (410, 411.
Joshua's cause of death, according to the state medical examiner's office in Boston, was cardiac dysrhythmia complicating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited condition that affects approximately 1 in 500 people.
Signs and symptoms of NMS may include hyperpyrexia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, irregular pulse or blood pressure, tachycardia, diaphoresis, and cardiac dysrhythmia.
He had heart disease, and the physical exertion caused a "probable cardiac dysrhythmia," the office said, citing the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.