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.
Certainly, it has freshly been recognized that antidepressants like imipramine are linked with augmented hazard of cardiac dysrhythmia and unexpected deaths (Witchel et al.
Shop sales assistant Yvonne died from cardiac dysrhythmia - abnormal electrical activity in the heart.
Mr Welsh died from acute cardiac failure and cardiac dysrhythmia due to the drug BZP.
Tricyclic antidepressants poisoning results in hypotension, cardiac dysrhythmia, depression of the central nervous system (CNS) and seizures, and is a major cause of death by poisoning in the UK (3).
The patient died of refractory cardiac dysrhythmia and circulatory collapse approximately 36 hours after the first signs of propofol infusion syndrome appeared.
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.
Several chapters discuss airway and oxygen emergencies; cardiac dysrhythmia management; and sedation, analgesia and patient observation.
Research for other treatments include drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure, cardiac dysrhythmia, and hypertension.