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ar·rhyth·mi·a

 (ə-rĭth′mē-ə)
n.
1. An irregularity in the force or rhythm of the heartbeat: a fatal arrhythmia.
2. A condition characterized by such irregularities: treatments for cardiac arrhythmia.

[New Latin, from Greek arruthmiā, lack of rhythm, from arruthmos, unrhythmical : a-, without; see a-1 + rhuthmos, rhythm; see rhythm.]
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arrhythmia

,

arhythmia

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arythmia

n
(Pathology) any variation from the normal rhythm in the heartbeat. Also called: dysrhythmia
[C19: New Latin, from Greek arrhuthmia, from a-1 + rhuthmos rhythm]
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ar•rhyth•mi•a

(əˈrɪð mi ə, eɪˈrɪð-)

n.
any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat.
[1885–90; < Greek arrhythmía. See a-6, rhythm]
ar•rhyth′mic, ar•rhyth′mi•cal, adj.
ar•rhyth′mi•cal•ly, adv.
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ar·rhyth·mi·a

(ə-rĭth′mē-ə)
An abnormal rhythm of the heart.
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arrhythmia, arhythmia, arythmia, arrythmia

any abnormality in the rhythm of the heartbeat. — arrhythmic, arhythmic, arythmic, arrythmic, adj.
See also: Heart
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arrhythmia

Abnormal heart rate or rhythm: tachycardia (faster than normal heart rate) and bradycardia (slower than normal heart rate). It is caused by a disruption of the heart’s conduction system, which generates and transmits electrical impulses in the heart. It can be caused by coronary artery disease, stress, exertion, or some drugs.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heartarrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
cardiopathy, heart disease - a disease of the heart
flutter - abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block
cantering rhythm, gallop rhythm - cardiac rhythm characterized by the presence of an extra sound; can indicate a heart abnormality
atrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart
bradycardia - abnormally slow heartbeat
Adams-Stokes syndrome, atrioventricular block, heart block, Stokes-Adams syndrome - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
premature ventricular contraction, PVC - irregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation
tachycardia - abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)
ventricular fibrillation - fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest
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Translations

arrhythmia

n (Med) → Arrhythmie f
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arrhythmia

[əˈrɪðmɪə] naritmia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ar·rhyth·mi·a

n. arritmia, falta de ritmo, esp. latidos irregulares del corazón.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

arrhythmia

n arritmia
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References in periodicals archive ?
The medication therapy used for the treatment of arrhythmia exerts its pharmacological effect by targeting the conduction properties of the AV node- by suppressing the calcium current or by altering the cholinergic and adrenergic tone.
Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation, 2nd Edition (online access included)
Significant arrhythmia including frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVC)>5/hour, ventricular tachycardia (VT)>3 beats successively at a heart rate above 100/minute (Regarded as non-sustained VT if terminated in less than 30 seconds and as sustained VT if it continued for more than 30 seconds), ventricular fibrillation, persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) or supra-ventricular tachycardia, and second-degree or complete heart block.
ABBOTT PARK, III., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/--Abbott today announced the launch of a new, smarter heart monitor for better arrhythmia detection--positive news for people at risk for irregular heartbeats.
According to the company, it demonstrated cardiologist-level arrhythmia detection and classification using a novel-deep learning architecture, which was submitted to the US FDA.
Contrary to common belief, coffee does not increase abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia) but helps prevent them, according to a review in the April 2018 issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Clinical Electrophysiology *
[ClickPress, Tue Oct 09 2018] Persistence Market Research has recently published a new report titled "Cardiac Arrhythmia Monitoring Devices Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Forecast (2017-2025)" which is an extensive market study covering various aspects of cardiac arrhythmia monitoring devices that include analysis on various product types, end users and applications.
A Arrhythmia is a term used to describe an erratic heartbeat.
Heart arrhythmia is the broad term for any heart rhythm that isn't completely normal.
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular intake of coffee and tea does not appear to be associated with the risk of arrhythmia, according to a review published in the April 1 issue of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
The most common arrhythmia type was found to be supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT) 126 (44%), followed by premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) 80 (28%), early repolarization 34 (11.9%), Atrial Fibrillation (AF) 25 (8.7%), first degree heart block 15 (5.2%), Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) 6 (2.1%).