Medical Dictionary: Heart rhythm disorders


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Heart rhythm disorders: Another name for Arrhythmias.
Heart rhythm disorders (condition): Irregularity in the heart's beating rhythm.
Heart rhythm disorders (condition): An arrhythmia is a disorder of the heart's beating rhythm. When it causes a noticable change in the sound of a beat, when heard by a doctor's stethoscope, it is often called a "heart murmur". There are various different types of arrhythmias ranging from almost harmless to very serious. Correct diagnosis of the specific subtype and any underlying condition is extremely important.

Heart rhythm disorders: An arrhythmia is a change in the regular beat of the heart. The heart may seem to skip a beat or beat irregularly or very fast or very slowly. 1

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1. excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI

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