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An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called tachycardia. A heartbeat that is too slow is called bradycardia. Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. When the heart rate is too slow, too fast, or irregular, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. Lack of blood flow can damage the brain, heart, and other organs.
Pacemakers and other cardiac devices reveal time, cause of death in some forensic cases

Pacemakers and other cardiac devices reveal time, cause of death in some forensic cases

Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs launch Heart for Heart e-health initiative

Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs launch Heart for Heart e-health initiative

Paroxysmal AF patients less likely to be prescribed anticoagulants for stroke prevention, study finds

Paroxysmal AF patients less likely to be prescribed anticoagulants for stroke prevention, study finds

UM SOM scientists identify mutated gene that may be key player in heart disease

UM SOM scientists identify mutated gene that may be key player in heart disease

Rush offers new, implantable cardiac device to reduce risk of stroke in AFib patients

Rush offers new, implantable cardiac device to reduce risk of stroke in AFib patients

Rice and THI researchers introduce wireless, battery-less pacemaker

Rice and THI researchers introduce wireless, battery-less pacemaker

Multifunctional scales can monitor health and inform about life threatening conditions

Multifunctional scales can monitor health and inform about life threatening conditions

Penn researchers find AF ablation to be safe and effective for CHD patients

Penn researchers find AF ablation to be safe and effective for CHD patients

Delayed anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation patients increases dementia risk, study finds

Delayed anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation patients increases dementia risk, study finds

Study finds high and growing prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies

Study finds high and growing prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies

UI Health first in the Midwest to offer improved minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation

UI Health first in the Midwest to offer improved minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation

Scientists identify differences in outcomes for women and men with AFF in emergency departments

Scientists identify differences in outcomes for women and men with AFF in emergency departments

Scientists discover new cause of dangerous cardiac instabilities

Scientists discover new cause of dangerous cardiac instabilities

Heart health impact of energy drinks compared to other caffeinated beverages

Heart health impact of energy drinks compared to other caffeinated beverages

AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation

AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation

US and UK health organizations recognize iRhythm's Zio as key diagnostic cardiac monitoring system

US and UK health organizations recognize iRhythm's Zio as key diagnostic cardiac monitoring system

Bielefeld University launches five new medical research projects

Bielefeld University launches five new medical research projects

Low dose of alternative anticoagulant may help prevent stroke in hemodialysis patients

Low dose of alternative anticoagulant may help prevent stroke in hemodialysis patients

UA researcher developing new technology to detect malware in implantable medical devices

UA researcher developing new technology to detect malware in implantable medical devices

Siemens Healthineers introduces new platform for computed tomography at ECR 2017

Siemens Healthineers introduces new platform for computed tomography at ECR 2017