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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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Other myocardial diseases included dilated cardiomyopathy (51, 17.9%), Myocarditis (30, 10.5%), hypertension (24, 8.4%), amyloidosis (7, 2.5%), restricted cardiomyopathy (6, 2.1%), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (3, 1.1%), hyperthyroid heart disease (2, 0.7%), left ventricle non-compaction (1, 0.4%), fabry disease (1, 0.4%) and other uncatelogued cardiomyopathy (30, 10.5%).
A chapter is devoted to the use of iPSCs grown in vitro to study heritable disease, specifically arrhythmogenic heart disease, at a patient-specific level.
However he found some fatty tissue on Jack's heart which could indicate a rare, hereditary condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).
The heart condition is known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) [1-2].
"Although diastolic dysfunction was associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation recurrence, in and of itself, it does not appear to be a key arrhythmogenic factor nor strongly related to quality of life at 1 year after ablation," commented Dr.
Priori's presentation at the scientific session addressed gender differences in inheritable disorders and discussed how gender is an undisputed modifier of the expressivity of inherited arrhythmogenic disorders.
Since the incorporation of the ECG in Italy in 1986 by law, the prevalence of athletic SCD death decreased by nearly 90% in a small part of Italy and was attributed mostly to early identification of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) [2].
[bar] Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) usually affects the right side of your heart, but it can affect both sides.
Special report: Diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia: proposed modification of the Task Force criteria.
Mr Green underwent the ground-breaking surgery at Papworth Hospital, near Cambridge, after suffering from arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathia, a heart muscle disease which results in arrhythmia, heart failure and sudden death.
Mr Green suffered from arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathia, a heart muscle disease which results in arrhythmia, heart failure and sudden death.

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