Category: Arrhythmias

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Vasovagal Syncope

Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of fainting and is triggered when a person’s body reacts in an exaggerated manner to factors such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional stress. Loss...

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Implantation Of Cardioverter Defibrillator

  What is a defibrillator?   The defibrillator (ICD) is an electronic device that constantly monitors the heart rhythm. When it detects a rapid, abnormal heart rate, it offers energy to the muscle, making...

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Sinoatrial Block

What is sinoatrial block? Sinoatrial block is a heart rhythm disorder characterized by blocking electrical impulse conduction from the SA node (the origin of the normal electrical activity) and atria (upper chambers of the...

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Cardiac arrest is an absolute emergency because the obstruction of the blood flow for 3-5 minutes is enough to cause irreversible brain damage. In this time, the diagnosis must be put, the gestures of...

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CONSENT INVASIVE ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  Overview of the procedure. Electrophysiology techniques that seek to define the mechanism of cardiac arrhythmias (heart rate accelerations) are entered into clinical practice for decades. These techniques involve recording local electrical activation of...

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Vagal Maneuvers – Indications And Possible Complications

1. Tachycardia with narrowed QRS complex Indications: –        In order to decrease conduction velocity and to increase the refractory period at the atrioventricular node level; –        Decreased atrial refractory period; –        Decrease in frequency...

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Ablation through radiofrequency current

The principle of the method of trans-catheter ablation consists of positioning a probe at the level of critical areas for pathological circuit and delivered energy through the probe, which can create a smooth scar,...

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Tilt Test – indications

Tilt test is a relatively easy method which proved very useful in evaluating patients with syncope. Indications for tilt test Patients with recurrent syncope or with a single syncopal episode trauma without organic heart...

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Life with a Pacemaker

Before implanting a pacemaker are made a few investigations to confirm the indication: recording the heart rate for 24 hours (Holter ECG); Electrophysiological study which consists in exploring ways of driving electricity to the...