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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia is when the heart rhythm is irregular in some way, or if the heartbeat is either too fast or too slow. In most cases, arrhythmia is nothing to worry about, although sometimes it can be very serious, leading to damage to the brain and other organs due to lack of blood supply. In order to understand the condition it is worth knowing more about how the heart actually does its job. The heart has […]

Causes, Symptoms, Types and Treatment of Heart Block

Heart block is a problem with the way that electrical signals pass from the upper to the lower chambers of the heart. It is a kind of arrhythmia, and usually causes the heart rate to slow down. There are three main types of heart block: first degree, second degree and third degree, with first degree being the mildest and third degree the most serious. The features of the three types are described in terms of […]

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of a heart arrhythmia. Arrhythmias are conditions where the heart either beats too fast, too slow, or simply in an erratic fashion. It is typically caused by a problem with the body’s electrical system. The heart receives improper or uncharacteristic signals from the brain, causing the top two chamber of the heart, the atria, to flutter or rapidly contract. However, they often don’t fully contract, resulting in inefficient […]