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Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias: Introduction

Further information about Arrhythmias is below, or review more specific information about these types of Arrhythmias: Atrial fibrillation, Bradycardia, Gallop, atrial, Gallop, ventricular, Loud Heart Sounds, Pulse rhythm abnormality, Soft Heart Sounds, Tachycardia or other types.

Arrhythmias: The occurrence of irregular heart beats. See detailed information below for a list of 172 causes of Arrhythmias, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Arrhythmias:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Arrhythmias. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Arrhythmias

Home medical tests possibly related to Arrhythmias:

Causes of Types of Arrhythmias:

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Arrhythmias: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Arrhythmias, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Arrhythmias Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Arrhythmias may include:

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Arrhythmias: Animations

Medications or substances causing Arrhythmias:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Arrhythmias as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Doxapram Hydrochloride
  • Dopram Injection
  • Dextrothyroxine Sodium
  • Choloxine
  • Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride
  • Ormazine
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Drug interactions causing Arrhythmias:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Arrhythmias as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Thioridazine (Mellaril) and Amiodarone (Cordarone) interaction - Serious arrhythmias
  • Thioridazine (Mellaril) and Quinidine (Quinidex) interaction - Serious arrhythmias
  • Macrolide Antibiotic and Astemizole interaction - Serious arrhythmias
  • Azithromycin and Astemizole interaction - Serious arrhythmias
  • Zithromax and Astemizole interaction - Serious arrhythmias
  • Clarithromycin and Astemizole interaction - Serious arrhythmias
  • more interactions...»

Arrhythmias: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Arrhythmias may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Arrhythmias

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Arrhythmias: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Arrhythmias

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Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become...read more »

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Arrhythmias: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Arrhythmias

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Arrhythmias: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Arrhythmias: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Arrhythmias listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Arrhythmias as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Arrhythmias

Most people have felt their heart beat very fast, felt a fluttering in their chest, or noticed that their heart skipped a beat. Almost everyone has also felt dizzy, faint, or out of breath or had chest pains at one time or another. While these experiences of heart arrhythmias (a change in the regular beat of the heart) can create anxiety, they are, for most people, harmless. As adults age, they are more likely to get arrhythmias. Only a very small number of people have arrhythmias that are dangerous. Donít panic if you have a few flutters or your heart races once in a while. If you have questions about your heart rhythm or symptoms, talk with your health care provider. (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

An arrhythmia is a change in the regular beat of the heart. The heart may seem to skip a... (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)

Most people have felt their heart beat very fast, felt a fluttering in their chest,... (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

Definitions of Arrhythmias:

An abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Arrhythmias

The list below shows some of the causes of Arrhythmias mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Arrhythmias?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Arrhythmias. Of the 172 causes of Arrhythmias that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 166 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Arrhythmias:

The following list of conditions have 'Arrhythmias' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Arrhythmias:

The following list of medical conditions have Arrhythmias or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Arrhythmias Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Arrhythmias based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Arrhythmias:

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

    Classifications of Arrhythmias:

    Subtypes of Arrhythmias:

    Atrial fibrillation (77 causes), Bradycardia (111 causes), Gallop, atrial (9 causes), Gallop, ventricular (5 causes), Loud Heart Sounds (10 causes), Pulse rhythm abnormality (1 cause), Soft Heart Sounds (9 causes), Tachycardia (194 causes), Sinus bradycardia (38 causes), Bruit (15 causes), Bruits (22 causes), Cervical bruit (14 causes), Pulsus alternans (7 causes), Pulsus bisferiens (3 causes), Pulsus paradoxus (7 causes), Intracranial bruit (5 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Arrhythmias:

    Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Arrhythmias:

    Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Slow pulse (49 causes), Fast pulse (865 causes), Bounding pulse (27 causes), Heart noises, Bradycardia (111 causes), Tachycardia (194 causes), Heart rythm, Irregular rhythm (18 causes), Fibrillation, Flutter, Sino atrial node, SAN

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