Abnormal heart rhythms

Arrhythmias or heart rhythm problems are experienced by more than 2 million people a year in the UK. Most people with an abnormal heart rhythm can lead a normal life if it is properly diagnosed. ...Source: NHS Choices UK1 ...

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Causes of Abnormal heart rhythms

Your heart's electrical system The heart's rhythm is controlled by electrical signals. An arrhythmia is an abnormality of the heart's rhythm. It may beat too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly. These abnormalities range from a minor inconvenience or discomfort to ...2

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Diagnosis of Abnormal heart rhythms

Diagnosing arrhythmias If your symptoms persist or there's a history of unexplained sudden death in your family, it's important for your GP to refer you to a heart specialist (a cardiologist or electrophysiologist who specialises in heart rhythm disorders). The ...3

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Causes List for Abnormal heart rhythms

Possible causes of Abnormal heart rhythms (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Abnormal heart rhythms

Could you have an arrhythmia? Symptoms of arrhythmias include palpitations, feeling dizzy, fainting and being short of breath, although having these symptoms does not always mean you have a heart rhythm problem. Arrhythmia Alliance's heart rhythm checklist can help you ...5

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Treatments for Abnormal heart rhythms

Treatment for arrhythmias How your arrhythmia will be treated will depend on whether it is a fast or slow arrhythmia or heart block. Any underlying causes of your arrhythmia, such as heart failure, will need to be treated as well ...6

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Prevention of Abnormal heart rhythms

How do you lower your risk of an arrhythmia? It is not always possible to prevent an arrhythmia developing, although a healthy lifestyle can lower your risk of developing a heart condition. Treatment aims to prevent future episodes. You can ...7

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ arrhythmia/ 
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ arrhythmia/ 
  6. ibid.
  7. ibid.

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