Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
What is an arrhythmia?
Does having an arrhythmia mean that a person has heart disease?
What causes arrhythmias?
Are arrhythmias serious?
How common are arrhythmias?
What are the symptoms of an arrhythmia?
What happens in the heart during an arrhythmia?
What is a heart block?
What are the different types of arrhythmias?
How does the doctor know that I have an arrhythmia?
What tests can be done?
Tests for Detecting Arrhythmias
How are arrhythmias treated?
How can arrhythmias be prevented
Is research on arrhythmias being done?
Where can I find publications about heart disease?
an arrhythmia mean that a person has heart disease?
No, not necessarily.
Many arrhythmias occur in people who do not have underlying heart disease.
there is no recognizable cause of an arrhythmia. Heart disease may cause arrhythmias.
Other causes include: stress, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, diet pills, and cough
and cold medicines.
The vast majority
of people with arr