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Diseases » Arrhythmias » Summary
 

What is Arrhythmias?

What is Arrhythmias?

An arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart is not beating in a normal rhythm. An arrhythmia is a ...more »

  • Arrhythmias: Irregularity in the heart's beating rhythm.
  • Arrhythmias: An abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart.
    Source - Diseases Database

Arrhythmias: Introduction

Types of Arrhythmias:

Types of Arrhythmias:

Broader types of Arrhythmias:

How many people get Arrhythmias?

Prevalance of Arrhythmias: 53 per 1000 (NHIS95: heart rhythm disorders); 21 per 1000 (NHIS95: heart murmurs)
Prevalance Rate of Arrhythmias: approx 1 in 18 or 5.30% or 14.4 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Arrhythmias?

Patient Profile for Arrhythmias: Typically mid-aged and older adults.

Profile for Arrhythmias: Arrhythmias occur commonly in middle-age adults. As people get older, they are more likely to experience an arrhythmia. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

How serious is Arrhythmias?

Prognosis of Arrhythmias: Good. Rhythm disorders without underlying heart disease are common.
Complications of Arrhythmias: see complications of Arrhythmias
Prognosis of Arrhythmias: The vast majority of people with arrhythmias have nothing to fear. They do not need extensive exams or special treatments for their condition. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

What causes Arrhythmias?

Causes of Arrhythmias: see causes of Arrhythmias
Risk factors for Arrhythmias: see risk factors for Arrhythmias

What are the symptoms of Arrhythmias?

Symptoms of Arrhythmias: see symptoms of Arrhythmias

Complications of Arrhythmias: see complications of Arrhythmias

Can anyone else get Arrhythmias?

More information: see contagiousness of Arrhythmias
Inheritance: see inheritance of Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Arrhythmias.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Arrhythmias.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Arrhythmias: Cardiologist, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Arrhythmias.
Treatments for Arrhythmias: see treatments for Arrhythmias
Prevention of Arrhythmias: see prevention of Arrhythmias
Research for Arrhythmias: see research for Arrhythmias

Society issues for Arrhythmias


Hospitalization statistics for Arrhythmias: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Arrhythmias:

  • 0.695% (88,606) of hospital consultant episodes were for atrial fibrillation and flutter in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for atrial fibrillation and flutter required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for atrial fibrillation and flutter were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for atrial fibrillation and flutter were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for atrial fibrillation and flutter required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for atrial fibrillation and flutter in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for atrial fibrillation and flutter in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Arrhythmias:

Organs and body systems related to Arrhythmias include:

Name and Aliases of Arrhythmias

Main name of condition: Arrhythmias

Other names or spellings for Arrhythmias:

Cardiac Arrhythmias, Heart Arrhythmias, Rhythm Disorders, Heart Rhythm Disorders

Abnormal heart rhythm, Dysrhythmias, Irregular heart beat, Cardiac arrhythmia Source - Diseases Database

Arrhythmias: Related Conditions

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