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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.
Link between the act of lying and a significant increase in gastric arrhythmia

Link between the act of lying and a significant increase in gastric arrhythmia

When it comes to telling lies it's the stomach not the heart which is the giveaway

When it comes to telling lies it's the stomach not the heart which is the giveaway

Defibrillator implantations performed by physicians with low volume are more likely to have adverse outcomes

Defibrillator implantations performed by physicians with low volume are more likely to have adverse outcomes

Recommendations for fellowship training in pediatric cardiology

Recommendations for fellowship training in pediatric cardiology

Heavy alcohol consumption can significantly increase men's risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Heavy alcohol consumption can significantly increase men's risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Low-dose aspirin might prevent the cardiovascular damage known to arise from use of the painkiller rofecoxib (Vioxx)

Low-dose aspirin might prevent the cardiovascular damage known to arise from use of the painkiller rofecoxib (Vioxx)

Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men

Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men

Study - no effect of fish oil on life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia

Study - no effect of fish oil on life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia

Catheter interventions help to prevent stroke

Catheter interventions help to prevent stroke

Advice to cardiac patients regarding sports and exercise

Advice to cardiac patients regarding sports and exercise

Beta-blockers top choice for prevention and rate control for postoperative atrial fibrillation

Beta-blockers top choice for prevention and rate control for postoperative atrial fibrillation

Innovation that helps locate and treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias

Innovation that helps locate and treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias

Human dummy to teach medics

Human dummy to teach medics

Study warns against global use of old asthma medicines for kids' coughs

Study warns against global use of old asthma medicines for kids' coughs

New research on atrial fibrillation

New research on atrial fibrillation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective, longlasting treatment for small kidney tumors in selected patients

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective, longlasting treatment for small kidney tumors in selected patients

Fish oil not a good idea for heart defibrillator patients

Fish oil not a good idea for heart defibrillator patients

Fish oil does not lower risk of serious heart rhythm abnormalities for patients with implantable defibrillators

Fish oil does not lower risk of serious heart rhythm abnormalities for patients with implantable defibrillators

High-tech imaging software locates more accurately the abnormal electrical impulses that produce heart arrhythmias

High-tech imaging software locates more accurately the abnormal electrical impulses that produce heart arrhythmias

Short term high pollution concentrations linked to dangerous heart arrhythmias

Short term high pollution concentrations linked to dangerous heart arrhythmias