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ar·rhyth·mi·a

 (ə-rĭth′mē-ə)
n.
1. An irregularity in the force or rhythm of the heartbeat: a fatal arrhythmia.
2. A condition characterized by such irregularities: treatments for cardiac arrhythmia.

[New Latin, from Greek arruthmiā, lack of rhythm, from arruthmos, unrhythmical : a-, without; see a-1 + rhuthmos, rhythm; see rhythm.]
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arrhythmia

,

arhythmia

or

arythmia

n
(Pathology) any variation from the normal rhythm in the heartbeat. Also called: dysrhythmia
[C19: New Latin, from Greek arrhuthmia, from a-1 + rhuthmos rhythm]
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ar•rhyth•mi•a

(əˈrɪð mi ə, eɪˈrɪð-)

n.
any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat.
[1885–90; < Greek arrhythmía. See a-6, rhythm]
ar•rhyth′mic, ar•rhyth′mi•cal, adj.
ar•rhyth′mi•cal•ly, adv.
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ar·rhyth·mi·a

(ə-rĭth′mē-ə)
An abnormal rhythm of the heart.
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arrhythmia, arhythmia, arythmia, arrythmia

any abnormality in the rhythm of the heartbeat. — arrhythmic, arhythmic, arythmic, arrythmic, adj.
See also: Heart
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arrhythmia

Abnormal heart rate or rhythm: tachycardia (faster than normal heart rate) and bradycardia (slower than normal heart rate). It is caused by a disruption of the heart’s conduction system, which generates and transmits electrical impulses in the heart. It can be caused by coronary artery disease, stress, exertion, or some drugs.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heartarrhythmia - 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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Translations

arrhythmia

n (Med) → Arrhythmie f
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arrhythmia

[əˈrɪðmɪə] naritmia
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ar·rhyth·mi·a

n. arritmia, falta de ritmo, esp. latidos irregulares del corazón.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

arrhythmia

n arritmia
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References in periodicals archive ?
These changes may cause atrial arrhythmia or any other atrial conduction disorder.
Atrial arrhythmia after transcatheter closure of secun-dum atrial septal defects in patients = 40 years of age.
He has been diagnosed with an atrial arrhythmia and must undergo further tests this week.
It has been shown that arrhythmogenic focus forms in abnormal veins and the ablation of these veins could be used to successfully treat atrial arrhythmia (14).
But the mechanisms by how the fibrosis contributes to atrial arrhythmia remain incompletely understood.
Patients under the age of 18 years, patients with previous atrial arrhythmia, any degree of AV block, acute or chronic renal failure, any anti-arrhythmic medication use, congenital heart disease (including patients with a history of surgery for congenital heart disease), significant valvar heart disease, patients with electrolyte disorders and patients with pacemaker rhythm were excluded from the study.
After hospital discharge, the patients were monitored in office on a routine basis every three months for the first year and every four to six months thereafter for recurrence of atrial arrhythmia after ablation.
For some patients to achieve long term freedom from atrial arrhythmia, multiple procedures may be required (Ganesan et al, 2013).
The rate of recurrent atrial arrhythmia was 21% at 1 year and 11% during years 1-3.
Individuals with AF have a fivefold increased risk of ischemic stroke, regardless of whether their atrial arrhythmia is silent or symptomatic.
A 47-year-old female patient was referred to our clinic, because of her atrial arrhythmia detected at her check-up.