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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Naxos disease and Carvajal syndrome: cardiocutaneous disorders that highlight the pathogenesis and broaden the spectrum of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
Influences of autonomic nervous system on atrial arrhythmogenic substrates and the incidence of atrial fibrillation in diabetic heart.
For example, South and Southeast Asians suffer from various iterations of arrhythmogenic sudden cardiac death (Pokkuri, Bangungut, Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome) [7] which may or may not all be variations of LQTS or Brugada Syndrome , all thought to be genetic in nature.
The term arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia was first used by Frank et al.
Arrhythmogenesis was assessed 24 hr later by continuous intravenous infusion of aconitine, an arrhythmogenic drug, while heart rate and electrocardiogram were monitored.
Ted was admitted to the Freeman Hospital after his birth in June 2009 and doctors found he was suffering from an irregular heartbeat, later to be diagnosed as an arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.
Cardiomyopathies such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia account for approximately 10-15 per cent of sudden deaths (2).
Researchers in mental health and neurological sciences then discuss such aspects as dizziness at the interface of psychiatry and neuro-otology, neurological causes of dizziness and vertigo, a modified vestibular rehabilitation program, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in old age, arrhythmogenic causes of dizziness, cognitive deficits following complete bilateral loss of vestibular function and their relationship to the hippocampus, vibratory induced nystagmus in superior semicircular canal dehiscence and in otosclerosis, and pediatric vertigo.
(1,2) The WHO classified cardiomyopathies broadly into dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive subtypes, and arrhythmogenic right-ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVD, Table 1).
Boxer Cardiomyopathy, or more specifically arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), is an inherited electrical conduction defect that causes an arrhythmia, or irregular heart beat.
* Some forms of cardiomyopathy, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, familial dilated cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.
"Compared to digitalis, hawthorn has a wider therapeutic range, lower risk in case of toxicity, has less of an arrhythmogenic potential, is safer to use in renal impairment, and can be safely used with diuretics and laxatives."

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