Glossary for Atrial fibrillation
Medical terms related to Atrial fibrillation or mentioned in this section include:
- Amphetamines -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of Amphetamines during pregnancy may cause a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Aortic Valve Insufficiency: A heart valve disorder where the heart valve is unable to close completely which causes a backflow of some of the blood from the aorta. The condition can be caused by such things as systemic lupus erythematosus, endocarditis, high blood pressure, Marfan's syndrome and aortic dissection.
- Arrhythmia: The occurrence of an irregular heart beat
- Arrhythmias: The occurrence of irregular heart beats
- Atrial Fibrillation: A rhythm disturbance of the heart that results in irregular and chaotic ventricular contractions.
- Atrial cardiomyopathy with heart block: Atrial heart disease involving a disruption of the electrical signals in the heart and causes heart rhythm problems.
- Atrial fibrillation: A rhythm disturbance of the heart that results in irregular and chaotic ventricular contractions.
- Atrial symptoms: Symptoms affecting the atrium of the heart.
- Bronchogenic carcinoma: When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer .
- Cardiac arrhythmia: The occurrence of an abnormal cardiac rhythm
- Cardiac malformation: Any malformation or structural defect of the heart or it's structures. Some examples include atrioventricular septal defect, conotruncal malformations, transposition of great vessels and heart valve dysplasia. The symptoms vary in nature and severity depending on the type of malformation.
- Cardiac valvular dysplasia, X-linked: An inherited (X-linked) form of heart disease involving mitral or aortic valve regurgitation. Females are carriers and hence asymptomatic whereas males displayed symptoms.
- Cardiomyopathy: A condition characterized by an increase in the size of the heart
- Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic: A weakened heart mucle due to excessive alcohol consumption. Symptoms are usually not evident until the heart becomes severely damaged.
- Cardiovascular symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart and related vascular systems.
- Chronic constrictive pericarditis:
- Cocaine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Cocaine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Congenital heart defects: Heart defects that a baby is born with.
- Coronary heart disease: Any disease that affects that heart but particularly relating to its own blood supply
- Cyclosporine toxicity: The toxic reaction of the body to the substance,
possibly via allergic reaction or overdose.
- Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
- Diabetes: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
- Eisenmenger Syndrome: Increased lung blood pressure that can result from conditions such as a hole in the wall between the two heart chambers.
- Endocarditis: Inflammatory alterations of the endocardium of ones heart
- Endomyocardial fibrosis: Heart disease characterized by progressive fibrosis of the lining of one or both lower heart cavities. This results in constriction of the heart cavity and may involve the heart valves and other structures.
- Ethanol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ethanol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Foxglove poisoning: The foxglove is a herb which produces fruit in a capsule and colored, tubular flowers. The leaves, flowers and seeds of the plant contain a very toxic chemical called digitalis glycoside which can cause serious symptoms or even death if eaten. Skin irritation can occur if contact with the skin occurs. NOTE: Patients who are taking certain medications (digoxin, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers) are more susceptible to foxglove poisoning.
- Graves Disease: A condition which is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid resulting hyperthyroidism
- Graves disease: A condition which is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid resulting hyperthyroidism
- Heart attack: An acute myocardial infarction
- Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
- Heart disease: Any disease that affects that heart but particularly relating to its own blood supply
- Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
- Heart injury: An injury to the heart
- Heart rhythm symptoms: Problems with the rhythm of the heartbeat (arrhythmias)
- Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
- Heart valve disorder:
- Herbal Agent overdose -- Peppermint Oil: Peppermint Oil can be used as an antispasmodic (to treat nausea, dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome) and as an antibacterial. The herbal agent contains various chemicals (menthol, menthone, methyl acetate) which can cause symptoms if excessive quantities are taken.
- High Blood Iron: Where a patient has an elevated iron content of their blood
- High T4 syndrome: A disorder involving transient increases in thyroxine levels for no apparent reason.
- High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
- Hypertension: Excessive blood pressure.
- Hypertensive heart disease: Heart disease that is caused by hypertension
- Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
- Hypothermia: Low body temperature
- Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
- Idiopathic, hypertrophic, subaortic stenosis: A rare heart disorder where thickening of parts of the heart (wall separating the heart chambers) reduces the size of heart chambers and hinders the flow of blood.
- Ischemic heart disease: Heart disease from reduced blood flow to the heart
- Kentucky coffee tea poisoning: Kentucky coffee tea is a large, deciduous tree which bear small flowers and a flattened seed pod. The sticky, sweet substance surrounding the seeds in the seedpods contains a chemical called alkaloid cytosine which can cause symptoms if eaten. The plant is considered to have a relatively low level of toxicity.
- Lily-of-the-Valley poisoning: Lily-of-the-Valley is a plant often grown in gardens. The plant contains cardiac glycosides (convallamatian, convallarin) and saponins which can cause poisoning symptoms if eaten. Large amounts would need to be eaten to cause poisoning symptoms. Cardiovascular symptoms usually occur a few hours after gastrointestinal symptoms. The biggest danger of eating this plant is the effects on the heart which can cause serious problems in patients with underlying heart conditions.
- Mc Leod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by neuromuscular, blood and central nervous system symptoms. The disease is slowly progressive.
- Mitral regurgitation: A condition which is characterized by a regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the atrium due to a problem with the mitral valve
- Mitral stenosis: Narrowing of the mitral heart valve
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Mustard tree poisoning: The mustard tree is found in various parts of America and contains nicotine. Ingestion of the plant can cause various symptoms. The leaves of the plant is sometimes smoked for its effects but it can result in death.
- Myocardial infarction: blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted
- Myocarditis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the muscles of the heart
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Numbness of both elbows: Numbness of both elbows refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in the elbows.
- Palpitations: Abnormality of the heart beat that person can feel
- Pericarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium that surrounds the heart
- Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
- Pulsus alternans: Regular alternation of weak and strong beats without changes in cycle length
- Pulsus paradoxus: An alteration of the blood pressure on inspiration
- Rheumatic fever: An inflammatory disorder that can occur as a complication of untreated streptococcal bacterial infection such as strep throat or scarlet fever. The condition may affect the brain, skin, heart and joints.
- Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
- Sick sinus syndrome: Heart rhythm disorder
- Sinus arrhythmia: A condition which is characterized by any abnormality in the rate, regularity or sequence of the heart
- Tricuspid valve diseases: Any disease that affects the tricuspid valve
- Unstable angina: A condition which is characterized by chest pain of heart origin that occurs without stimuli
- Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Heart arrhythmia causing increased heart rate
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