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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If severe hyperkalemia is not treated properly and timely, it results in sudden death as a result of cardiac dysrhythmia [20, 21].
Because of a severely blocked artery, he must have suffered from cardiac dysrhythmia."
Individuals with a previously known cardiac dysrhythmia or artificial pacemaker were excluded.
* Electrophysiologic mapping and radiofrequency ablation, to manage cardiac dysrhythmia;
Serious adverse effects include cardiac dysrhythmia, which can lead to death.
Certainly, it has freshly been recognized that antidepressants like imipramine are linked with augmented hazard of cardiac dysrhythmia and unexpected deaths (Witchel et al., 2003).
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.
One cardiac patient was coded as follows: "4271 42731 42781 4019 41401 412 2724." 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.