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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.
Fainting during pregnancy could be more serious than earlier believed finds study

Fainting during pregnancy could be more serious than earlier believed finds study

New algorithm guides catheters to accurately locate atrial fibrillation sources

New algorithm guides catheters to accurately locate atrial fibrillation sources

Study aims to optimize device implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation and stroke risk

Study aims to optimize device implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation and stroke risk

Bariatric surgery before AF ablation reduces arrhythmia recurrence risk

Bariatric surgery before AF ablation reduces arrhythmia recurrence risk

Web-based intervention opens way to improve well-being of heart-failure patients

Web-based intervention opens way to improve well-being of heart-failure patients

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease

Stress related disorders linked to multiple types of cardiovascular disease

Scientists identify biomarkers to predict risk of atrial fibrillation

Scientists identify biomarkers to predict risk of atrial fibrillation

New computer program predicts risk of life-threatening arrhythmias

New computer program predicts risk of life-threatening arrhythmias

Lithuanian researchers develop smart wrist-worn device for monitoring atrial fibrillation

Lithuanian researchers develop smart wrist-worn device for monitoring atrial fibrillation

Simplified catheter ablation could slash waiting lists for atrial fibrillation patients

Simplified catheter ablation could slash waiting lists for atrial fibrillation patients

Benefits and risks of using smartwatch app for detection of irregular heart rhythms

Benefits and risks of using smartwatch app for detection of irregular heart rhythms

Catheter ablation better than drug therapy for reducing AFib episodes, but not for reducing death

Catheter ablation better than drug therapy for reducing AFib episodes, but not for reducing death

Low-carb diets linked to atrial fibrillation

Low-carb diets linked to atrial fibrillation

2019 guidelines for management of patients with atrial fibrillation

2019 guidelines for management of patients with atrial fibrillation

Invasive surgeries could be avoided with new pacemakers powered by heartbeats

Invasive surgeries could be avoided with new pacemakers powered by heartbeats

Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

Research finds reasons for sudden cardiac death in patients with stable ischemic disease

Research finds reasons for sudden cardiac death in patients with stable ischemic disease

Innovative new software could help prevent incidence of arrhythmia

Innovative new software could help prevent incidence of arrhythmia

Gerontologists assess change in patients' functional status after valve replacement procedure

Gerontologists assess change in patients' functional status after valve replacement procedure