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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.
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

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

Early use of norepinephrine could benefit patients with sepsis and low blood pressure

Early use of norepinephrine could benefit patients with sepsis and low blood pressure

Higher risk of cardiac death in African Americans linked to income and educational disparities

Higher risk of cardiac death in African Americans linked to income and educational disparities

SPECT imaging combined with cardiac MRI could help improve ventricular tachycardia ablation

SPECT imaging combined with cardiac MRI could help improve ventricular tachycardia ablation

Researchers identify why heart attack triggers arrhythmia in some people

Researchers identify why heart attack triggers arrhythmia in some people

Research reveals how long fainting patients need to be monitored in the ED

Research reveals how long fainting patients need to be monitored in the ED

Biomarkers identified that could predict the risk of stroke

Biomarkers identified that could predict the risk of stroke

Genes are involved in development of atrial fibrillation

Genes are involved in development of atrial fibrillation

Researchers investigate how physical exercise protects against sudden cardiac death

Researchers investigate how physical exercise protects against sudden cardiac death