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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.
Some antiarrhythmic medications for AFib less effective in obese patients

Some antiarrhythmic medications for AFib less effective in obese patients

BGU researchers discover gene that causes nighttime atrial fibrillation

BGU researchers discover gene that causes nighttime atrial fibrillation

Sudden death due to heart disease – it could be in the genes

Sudden death due to heart disease – it could be in the genes

New type of bionic pacemaker

New type of bionic pacemaker

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Tall people more likely to develop atrial fibrillation

Tall people more likely to develop atrial fibrillation

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after C-section has risks

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after C-section has risks

Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation

Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation

Fitbit and Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance team up to address gaps in atrial fibrillation

Fitbit and Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance team up to address gaps in atrial fibrillation

KIT researchers develop close-to-reality computer models of the heart

KIT researchers develop close-to-reality computer models of the heart

Noninvasive radiation therapy offers new hope for patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias

Noninvasive radiation therapy offers new hope for patients with high-risk heart arrhythmias

Radiation therapy reduces episodes of deadly rapid heart rhythm

Radiation therapy reduces episodes of deadly rapid heart rhythm

Men and women with diabetes or prediabetes experience different comorbidities, study shows

Men and women with diabetes or prediabetes experience different comorbidities, study shows

AI detects congestive heart failure with one heartbeat

AI detects congestive heart failure with one heartbeat

Mobile apps improve atrial fibrillation detection rates in a low-risk population

Mobile apps improve atrial fibrillation detection rates in a low-risk population

Mesh electronics could make brain stimulation the new therapeutic norm

Mesh electronics could make brain stimulation the new therapeutic norm

ICD use associated with reduced mortality in patients with heart failure

ICD use associated with reduced mortality in patients with heart failure

AI could use electrocardiogram data to track overall health status of patients

AI could use electrocardiogram data to track overall health status of patients

Scientists unveil new molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation

Scientists unveil new molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases