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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.
Study links possible role of ephedrine in sudden cardiac arrests

Study links possible role of ephedrine in sudden cardiac arrests

Researchers pinpoint genetic cause of Timothy syndrome

Researchers pinpoint genetic cause of Timothy syndrome

Draft Medicare plan to cover implantable defibrillators

Draft Medicare plan to cover implantable defibrillators

Celacade shown to reduce risk of death and hospitalization in patients with advanced chronic heart failure

Celacade shown to reduce risk of death and hospitalization in patients with advanced chronic heart failure

Findings that may help explain links between the stress of traumatic events and increased risk of cardiac death

Findings that may help explain links between the stress of traumatic events and increased risk of cardiac death

Herbals, surgery and anesthesia don't always mix

Herbals, surgery and anesthesia don't always mix

First study about the influence of physical deconditioning on ventricular tachyarrhythmias

First study about the influence of physical deconditioning on ventricular tachyarrhythmias

Atrial fibrillation patients often receive needless treatment

Atrial fibrillation patients often receive needless treatment

Research could lead to ways to prevent arrhythmias

Research could lead to ways to prevent arrhythmias

Never mind the gills here's the oyster gonads

Never mind the gills here's the oyster gonads

Painless heart attacks often result in greater fatality rates than painful episodes

Painless heart attacks often result in greater fatality rates than painful episodes

Surgeons implant a new investigational neurostimulator in a patient with medically refractory epilepsy

Surgeons implant a new investigational neurostimulator in a patient with medically refractory epilepsy

Pacemakers and defibrillators can be safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging machines

Pacemakers and defibrillators can be safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging machines

New remote home care monitoring system

New remote home care monitoring system

New type of cryogenic catheter

New type of cryogenic catheter

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

Dexrazoxane reduces heart damage caused by childhood leukemia treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Dexrazoxane reduces heart damage caused by childhood leukemia treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Maths, not medicine, could prevent fatal heart attacks

Maths, not medicine, could prevent fatal heart attacks

Omega-3's - fatty acids, can be produced in bioengineered plants

Omega-3's - fatty acids, can be produced in bioengineered plants

Innovative research to apply microwave energy to the treatment of potentially deadly heart rhythm disorders

Innovative research to apply microwave energy to the treatment of potentially deadly heart rhythm disorders