Category: Arrhythmias

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Sudden Death in Athletes

Sudden death in athletes, even if it is a rare event, always has a negative impact on the population and medical community, because occurs at young individuals, apparently healthy and because of intense media...

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Causes of Palpitations

The term “palpitations” corresponds to the perception of an abnormal heart rhythm, sometimes the exact manner in form of extrasystoles or sustained and repetitive form of tachycardia. This is a very common reason for consultation,...

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The link between atrial fibrillation and obesity

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder. Atrial fibrillation occurs when rapid and disorganized electrical signals from the two upper chambers of the heart called the atria, contract irregularly and rapidly. As...

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Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is a very serious disorder of the heart’s normal rhythm (which often puts vital issues). The disease is characterized by uncoordinated contraction of ventricular myocardial fibers. In ventricular fibrillation myocardium does not...

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Ventricular and Supraventricular Tachycardia

An accelerated heart rate is called tachycardia. This can be of two types: ventricular (it involves only the ventricles) or supraventricular (both atria and ventricles are involved). In some cases, atrioventricular node can send electrical...

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Atrial Flutter

Atrial flutter is a supraventricular arrhythmia, originating in the right atrium (through a macro-reentrant circuit, most commonly at the level of anatomical structures called cavotricuspid isthmus). Depending on the method of production and appearance...

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Supraventricular Tachycardia

The most common form of supraventricular tachycardia is atrial fibrillation. Supraventricular tachycardia consists of accelerated heartbeat originating from the atria, and this can be deduced from the name of the condition (supraventricular means above...

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Cardiac Pacemakers

Cardiac pacemaker implant or pacing is used to treat bradyarrhythmias and symptoms like syncope. A bradyarrhythmia represents any sort of rhythm or conduction disorder of the heart, which has the consequence of a low...