WHAT IS AN ARRHYTHMIA

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An arrhythmia is a heart rate (pulse) or heart rhythm disorder. The heart can beat too slow (bradycardia), too fast (tachycardia), or irregularly.

BRADYCARDIA


Bradycardia refers to a slow heartbeat: a resting heart rate lower than 60 beats per minute. Although a resting heart rate slower than 60 beats per minute is normal for some people, bradycardia can also cause symptoms which indicate that the brain and other organs might not get enough oxygen.

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TACHYCARDIA


Tachycardia refers to a fast heartbeat: a resting heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute. Although a fast heart beat is normal during exercise or as a response to stress or illness, the term tachycardia is used for a faster heart rate due to conditions which are not related to normal physiological stress.

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ATRIAL FIBRILLATION


It is an irregular heart rate that affects upper chambers of the heart (atria).

It prevents blood from being pumped efficiently to the rest of your body.

Video simulating a atrial fibrillation heart rhythm. Taking care of your heart

Normal heart rhythm

Atrial Fibrillation Rhythm

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 17.9 MILLION DEATHS EVERY YEAR GLOBALLYhttps://www.who.int/health-topics/cardiovascular-diseases#tab=tab_1

When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation

When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation