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.

Normal heart rhythm

Atrial Fibrillation Rhythm

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 17.6 MILLION
DEATHS EVERY YEAR GLOBALLY

https://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

Take care of your heartbeat is an educational initiative designed to inform people about heart rhythm disorders. It is brought to you by Medtronic.
Information on this site does not constitute medical advice.
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Last updated March 2021

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