Conditions InDepth: Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disturbances)
- Heartbeats that are too slow ( bradycardia )
- Heartbeats that are too fast (tachycardia)
- Extra beats
- Skipped beats
- Beats coming from abnormal areas of the heart
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- Arrhythmias originating within the atria
- Arrhythmias originating within the ventricles
American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org/ .
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine . 14th ed. McGraw-Hill; 1998.
Heart Rhythm Society website. Available at: http://www.hrsonline.org .
Mayo Clinic and Foundation for Medical Education and Research website. Available at: http://www.mayo.edu/ .
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .
Rosano GM, Rillo M, Leonardo F, et al. Palpitations: What is the mechanism, and when should we treat them? Int J Fertil Womens Med. 1997;42:94.
- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 09/11/2012 -
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