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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However, Vanderbilt maintained that the violation of the standard of care was not the cause of the patient's permanent brain injury but that the patient suffered a catastrophic event such as seizure or a malignant heart arrythmia, caused by alcohol withdrawal.
Also, a study by a Canadian team published last year in The New England Journal of Medicine suggested that ritodrine is not effective and in fact can cause health problems like maternal heart arrythmia, and, in rare instances, death.
William Clotfelter, Depew, New York Clotfelter has a pacemaker to treat a heart arrythmia.