cardiac arrhythmia

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cardiac arrhythmia

A disturbance in the electrical impulses to the heart which results in an irregular rhythm or rate of heartbeat.
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Noun1.cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heartcardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
cardiopathy, heart disease - a disease of the heart
flutter - abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
cantering rhythm, gallop rhythm - cardiac rhythm characterized by the presence of an extra sound; can indicate a heart abnormality
atrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart
bradycardia - abnormally slow heartbeat
Adams-Stokes syndrome, atrioventricular block, heart block, Stokes-Adams syndrome - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
premature ventricular contraction, PVC - irregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation
tachycardia - abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)
ventricular fibrillation - fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest
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The SADS Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness of the symptoms of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS), supporting families and saving lives.
Gary Burke seemed a healthy 24-year-old, but he was suffering from an undetected heart problem which could have killed him at any time An inquest at Bootle Town Hall heard Mr Burke, of Fernhill Road, Bootle, may have suffered sudden arrhythmia death syndrome - commonly known as sudden adult death syndrome (Sads).
Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (Sads) is a disorder in the electrical system of the heart which can go undetected in children and adults.