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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.
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

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

New heart surgery without opening chest

New heart surgery without opening chest

Lower rates of sudden death among women may be related to gender differences in heart arrhythmias

Lower rates of sudden death among women may be related to gender differences in heart arrhythmias

FDA warns against use of domperidone to increase milk production

FDA warns against use of domperidone to increase milk production

Pollution can contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases

Pollution can contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases

Atkins high-fat-low-carbohydrate diet may have caused severe heart disease

Atkins high-fat-low-carbohydrate diet may have caused severe heart disease

Arrhythmias are more commonly associated with adults, they can affect children as well

Arrhythmias are more commonly associated with adults, they can affect children as well

Higher rate of cardiac complications from smallpox vaccinations for US military

Higher rate of cardiac complications from smallpox vaccinations for US military

Time bomb in heart leads to heart failure in some congenital heart disease patients

Time bomb in heart leads to heart failure in some congenital heart disease patients

Hip fracture patients should be operated on within 24 hours to reduce pain

Hip fracture patients should be operated on within 24 hours to reduce pain

Unique heart arrhythmia drug represents one of the first molecular-based therapies for heart failure

Unique heart arrhythmia drug represents one of the first molecular-based therapies for heart failure

Implantable defibrillator cuts heart attack risk of sudden death by 31%

Implantable defibrillator cuts heart attack risk of sudden death by 31%

Cardiac sympathetic denervation the heart’s control from the sympathetic nervous system

Cardiac sympathetic denervation the heart’s control from the sympathetic nervous system