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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TMZ first reported Lee's hospitalisation early on Thursday, stating that Lee had been admitted for shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat on Wednesday night.
Fortunately, medication and other therapies are available to treat irregular heartbeat and reduce the risk of the associated symptoms and complications.
Long shifts are known to increase the risk of stroke but the association of long working hours with irregular heartbeat - known as atrial fibrillation - was not previously known.
Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said: "We need to detect people with an irregular heartbeat and then ensure they are getting the right care and treatment to reduce their risk of having a stroke.
To conduct the study, researchers gathered data on more than 88,000 people newly diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat as well as about 886,000 healthy people.
Those whose partners were relatively healthy in the month before death were 57% more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat.
It in addition indicates hypertension and detects irregular heartbeat.
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).
An irregular heartbeat was diagnosed after Nicky Henderson's seven-time Grade 1 winner, sent off at 2-9 to take care of five rivals, was to general disbelief pulled up abruptly by Barry Geraghty after uncharacteristically sticky jumps at both the sixth and seventh of the 12 fences in a race won by Sire De Grugy.
In May 2011 the Mayor spoke to the ECHO about being admitted to the Royal to be treated for an irregular heartbeat.