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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.
Review: Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death

Review: Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death

Heavy smokers have increased risk of heart rhythm disorder, shows study

Heavy smokers have increased risk of heart rhythm disorder, shows study

New prototype ‘Super BEAT’ can reproduce beating of the heart with extreme accuracy

New prototype ‘Super BEAT’ can reproduce beating of the heart with extreme accuracy

Newer anticoagulant may be safer for dialysis patients with Afib

Newer anticoagulant may be safer for dialysis patients with Afib

Catheter-based ablation procedure reduces risks of death, stroke in AFib patients

Catheter-based ablation procedure reduces risks of death, stroke in AFib patients

Only one of 21 genes in BrS genetic test found to be associated with Brugada Syndrome

Only one of 21 genes in BrS genetic test found to be associated with Brugada Syndrome

Researchers demonstrate feasibility of implanting micropacemaker in pericardial sac around the heart

Researchers demonstrate feasibility of implanting micropacemaker in pericardial sac around the heart

Are wearable defibrillators a suitable alternative to surgically implanted devices?

Are wearable defibrillators a suitable alternative to surgically implanted devices?

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Combining stem cell technology and artificial intelligence to diagnose genetic cardiac diseases

Combining stem cell technology and artificial intelligence to diagnose genetic cardiac diseases

Scientists develop algorithm to predict hypotension during surgery

Scientists develop algorithm to predict hypotension during surgery

Collaborative research team seeks to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells

Collaborative research team seeks to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells

Study finds link between inflammatory signals in heart muscle cells and atrial fibrillation

Study finds link between inflammatory signals in heart muscle cells and atrial fibrillation

Causes and treatment of acute heart failure vary by region, registry shows

Causes and treatment of acute heart failure vary by region, registry shows

Researchers shed light on how androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for cardiovascular mortality

Researchers shed light on how androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for cardiovascular mortality

New technique allows researchers to control heart cells growing in a dish

New technique allows researchers to control heart cells growing in a dish

Combination of atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease increases patient's risk of dementia

Combination of atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease increases patient's risk of dementia

Genomic science can help healthcare professionals to identify, treat inherited cardiac conditions

Genomic science can help healthcare professionals to identify, treat inherited cardiac conditions

Study validates accuracy of smart watches in measuring rapid heart rate

Study validates accuracy of smart watches in measuring rapid heart rate

UIC scientists discover way to generate heart cells for research on causes of AFib

UIC scientists discover way to generate heart cells for research on causes of AFib