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Transcript of Arrhythmia
Arrhythmia Disease is when the Heart beats too fast, too slow, or skips a beat.
Who is affected by Arrhythmia?
Each year, millions of people are affected by arrhythmias, most of which can be treated and are not life-threatening. However, many arrhythmias can be very dangerous and contribute to approximately 500,000 deaths in the US each year.
Coronary artery disease.
Electrolyte imbalances in your blood (such as sodium or potassium).
Changes in your heart muscle.
Injury from a heart attack.
Healing process after heart surgery.
Irregular heart rhythms can also occur in "normal, healthy" hearts.
Some symptoms of Arrhythmia could be:
A racing heartbeat
Fluttering in chest
Chest pain or tightness
Shortness of breath
Fainting or near fainting
What causes Arrhythmia
Who does Arrhythmia affect?
Most serious arrhythmia's affect people older than 60. This is because older adults are more likely to have heart disease and other health problems that can lead to arrhythmia.
Treatments for Arrhythmia
Prevention for Arrhythmia
You have to prevent:
Cold and Cough Medication
Street drugs such as cocaine,
Success of treatments for Arrhythmia:
The goals of the treatments are:
Prevent blood clots from forming to reduce stroke risk
Control your heart rate within a relatively normal range
Restore a normal heart rhythm, if possible
Treat heart disease/condition that may be causing arrhythmia
Reduce other risk factors for heart disease and stroke
Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)
Bepridil Hydrochloride (Vascor)
Procainamide (Procan, Procanbid)
Quinidine (many trade names)
Some treatments you could take would be:
Another name for Arrhythmia would be: