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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.
Symposium explores interaction between age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and diseases

Symposium explores interaction between age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and diseases

Abnormalities in kidney function linked to higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Abnormalities in kidney function linked to higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Wireless remote monitoring: the future for patients with atrial fibrillation?

Wireless remote monitoring: the future for patients with atrial fibrillation?

Indefinite NHS England 'evaluation process' denies access to life-saving treatment for high risk patients

Indefinite NHS England 'evaluation process' denies access to life-saving treatment for high risk patients

Scientists show that human heart's sinoatrial node is hardwired with backup system

Scientists show that human heart's sinoatrial node is hardwired with backup system

Study finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours

Study finds no significant benefits of cooling down cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours

Advanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use of concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy

Advanced lung cancer patients get survival benefit with use of concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy

Working for many hours each day can increase risk of heart problems

Working for many hours each day can increase risk of heart problems

Adolescents with BMI at high-normal range have greater risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

Adolescents with BMI at high-normal range have greater risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

Philips launches IntelliVue X3 in Europe for portable, uninterrupted patient monitoring during transport

Philips launches IntelliVue X3 in Europe for portable, uninterrupted patient monitoring during transport

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