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Arrhythmia Symptoms and Causes

An Arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called tachycardia. When the heart beats too slowly, it is called bradycardia. The most common type of Arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation, which causes an irregular and fast heart beat.

Many factors can affect your heart's rhythm, such as having had a heart attack, smoking, congenital heart defects, and stress. Some substances or medicines may also cause Arrhythmias.

Symptoms of Arrhythmias include

  • Fast or slow heart beat
  • Skipping beats
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

Your doctor can run tests to find out if you have an Arrhythmia. Treatment to restore a normal heart rhythm may include medicines, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker, or sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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I have a pacemaker because of bradycardia. I have been keeping a note on my ectopic beats and find that eating causes a lot. On waking and eating breakfast can cause an arrythmia, too much sugar or sweet foods also can cause this. I went to

I have congestive heart failure and I'm sick of it all so when I have arrhythmias now, I punch myself in the chest and it seems to help. I wonder if a person goes into cardiac arrest and stick your finger in a 220 amp if that would help too?

Anything to indicate tha Xeloda causes cardiac arrest or arrhythmia? I had cardiac arrest and the doctors can find no other reason.

I have taken Co-Codamol when needed for a persistant back problem for a number of years. I have recently been diagnosed with a heart Arrhythmia problem. I have noticed recently that the Arrhythmia problem seems to get worse when i take Co-Codamo.l

I too had (what I think was) severe arrhythmia while on Limictal. I started with just 25mg twice a day. By the second day I felt like a new person, and I thought I had finally found the right medication... until I started having these crazy 'episodes

I took Xalatan for 10 months. During the first 3 to 4 weeks I had red itchy eyes and frequent pain in the eyeball. Gradually I developed cardiac arrhythmia which I had never had before. I do not take any other medicines. The arrythmia became worse an

I was prescribed Iperten about 6 months ago (age 67) after having a minor operation to remove a cyst. The anaesthetist detected a small arrhythmia and passed me over for heart checkup. Iperten was prescribed and I was checked after a month. No compl

I've had arrhythmia for the past 10 or so years. During 2009 I was treated with three different drugs, including Concor and none of them had any positive effect. What did have effect though was correcting my diet. To find out how proper dieting helpe

Is it possible side effect of orally administered Cephalexin arrhythmia? Cephalexin was used for a few days to treat sore throat. The patient is male, 3 yrs old. Thanks in advance

Arrhythmia Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Telemetric Arrhythmia Diagnosis in Adults
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Arrhythmia
Intervention: Device: Prolonged telemetric Full Disclosure ECG recording.
Outcome Measures: Recording of symptomatic or life threatening Arrhythmia event;   Quality of Life questionnaire and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) scale assessment against evidence of cardiac Arrhythmia occurrence.;   Silent (asymptomatic) Arrhythmia events incidence detection assessment;   Evaluation of stroke and bleeding risk factors incidence
2 Unknown  Optimizing Diagnostics Of Arrhythmia Events In Children Using Intelligent Telemetric Solutions
Conditions: Arrhythmia;   Children
Interventions: Device: Prolonged telemetric Full Disclosure ECG recording.;   Device: Repeated 24 hours ECG Holter monitoring
Outcome Measures: Recording of symptomatic or life threatening Arrhythmia event;   Occurrence of silent (asymptomatic) Arrhythmia event;   Verification of patient self assessment based on the Quality of Life questionnaire and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) scale against evidence of cardiac Arrhythmia occurrence
3 Recruiting Telemetric Arrhythmia and Syncope Diagnosis - Evaluation of Arrhythmia Treatment Efficacy
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Intervention: Device: Prolonged telemetric Full Disclosure ECG recording.
Outcome Measures: Occurence of atrial fibrillation;   Therapy efficacy analysis;   Indication for treatment other than catheter ablation;   Correlation of patient self assessment based on the Quality of Life questionnaire and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) scale with cardiac Arrhythmia occurrence.;   Evaluation of stroke and bleeding risk factors incidence based on scores proposed in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines: CHADS2VASC2 and HAS-BLED
4 Recruiting Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Condition: Cardiac Arrhythmia
Interventions: Other: Interview;   Other: Questionnaires
Outcome Measures: Is a newly developed disease specific tool able to accurately detect changes in health status following ablation for symptomatic cardiac Arrhythmias?;   Do replies to the questionnaires show that the tool is responsive to change following ablation treatment?;   Do PROMs responses show concurrent, convergent and discriminant validity; corresponding with responses to EQ5D and clinical outcomes?;   Is the tool sensitive to detecting whether patient expectations are met following ablation procedures for cardiac Arrhythmias?
5 Unknown  Biospecimen Repository for Cardiac Arrhythmias at the Cleveland Clinic
Condition: Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Intervention:
Outcome Measure: Various Arrhythmias
6 Available To Validate the Specific Patterns of Magnetocardiography, a Non-invasive Non-contact Examination for Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease or Cardiac Arrhythmia
Condition: Arrhythmia
Intervention: Other: MCG
Outcome Measure:
7 Recruiting Utilising Lifemap to Investigate Malignant Arrhythmia Therapy
Conditions: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy;   Sudden Cardiac Death;   Implantable Defibrillator User;   Myocardial Infarction;   Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Ventricular Arrhythmia/Sudden cardiac death;   Syncope;   All cause mortality
8 Unknown  Stress Reduction Program to Reduce Abnormal Heart Rhythms Treated With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (The RISTA Study)
Condition: Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Intervention: Behavioral: Stress reduction treatment (SRT) program
Outcome Measures: ICD shock-treated ventricular Arrhythmia event-free survival;   Laboratory stress-provoked arrhythmogenic changes in the heart rhythm;   24-hour heart rate variability;   Quality of life
9 Recruiting Validation of an iPhone-based Event Recorder for Arrhythmia Detection
Condition: Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Lightheadedness
Intervention: Device: Alivecor monitor and 14 day event monitor
Outcome Measure: Validation of an iPhone-based Event Recorder for Arrhythmia Detection
10 Recruiting An Arrhythmia Risk Stratification and Genetic Trial
Conditions: Cardiomyopathies, Primary;   Arrhythmia;   Sudden Cardiac Death;   Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Total Mortality;   Sudden Cardiac, Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Mortality;   Appropriate and Inappropriate Shocks;   Secondary Composite Endpoints
11 Recruiting Cardiac Arrhythmias in Epilepsy: the CARELINK-study
Conditions: Epilepsy;   Asystole;   Cardiac Arrhythmias
Intervention: Device: implantable heart rate monitor
Outcome Measures: Incidence and two-year prevalence of clinically relevant cardiac Arrhythmia.;   the number of patients who will have received a permanent pacemaker at the end of this study.
12 Recruiting AssEssment of CoMorbidities & Atrial Arrhythmia Burden In DuaL-Chamber PaceD Patients
Condition: Atrial Arrhythmia
Intervention:
Outcome Measure: Atrial Arrhythmias incidence
13 Recruiting Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial (PADIT)
Condition: Arrhythmia
Interventions: Drug: Incremental;   Drug: Conventional
Outcome Measures: Hospitalization attributed to device infection;   1. Proven device infection not requiring surgical intervention (medically treated device infection).;   2. Any treatment with antibiotics for suspected device infection.;   3. Antibiotic-related adverse events including culture or antigen proven C. difficile infection.;   4. Prolongation of hospitalization due to proven or suspected adverse events from the antibiotic therapy.;   Cost benefit analysis;   6. Rate of device/lead extraction 12 months post patient's procedure (regardless of the cause).
14 Unknown  Relativity Study Between Idiopathic Ventricular Arrhythmia and Sex Hormone Levels in Different Stages of Menstrual Cycle
Condition: Ventricular Premature Complexes
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: number and duration of right ventricular outflow tract Arrhythmia;   sex hormone levels
15 Recruiting UMBRELLA - Incidence of Arrhythmias in Spanish Population With a Medtronic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Implant
Conditions: Cardiomyopathies;   Cardiac Arrhythmias;   Cardiac Arrest
Intervention:
Outcome Measure: To assess the number of ventricular and atrial Arrhythmias, and atrial fibrillation burden detected by ICD.
16 Unknown  Optimizing Diagnostics Of Syncope Events Using Intelligent Telemetric Solutions.
Conditions: Cardiac Arrhythmia;   Cardiogenic Syncope
Interventions: Device: repeated 24 hours ECG Holter monitoring;   Device: Telemetric ECG monitoring
Outcome Measures: Recording of symptomatic or life threatening Arrhythmia event;   Occurrence of silent (asymptomatic) Arrhythmia event;   1. Verification of patient self assessment based on the Quality of Life questionnaire and EHRA scale against evidence of cardiac Arrhythmia occurrence
17 Not yet recruiting Comparison of Carto Versus Ensite 3D Electroanatomical Mapping Systems for Arrhythmias Ablations
Condition: Arrhythmias
Interventions: Device: Carto;   Device: Ensite
Outcome Measures: Procedure duration;   Fluoroscopy time;   Procedure success
18 Not yet recruiting Use of NAVA-catheter Positioning Screen to Identify Different Cardiac Arrhythmias
Condition: Cardiac Arrhythmia
Intervention:
Outcome Measure: Types of cardiac Arrhythmia
19 Not yet recruiting Effects of Marine n-3 Fatty Acids on Heart Rate Variability and Arrhythmias in Patients Receiving Chronic Dialysis
Conditions: Kidney Failure Chronic;   Arrhythmias Cardiac
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: dietary supplement: n-3 PUFA;   Dietary Supplement: olive oil
Outcome Measures: Change in the 24 hours time domain index: standard deviation of NN-intervals (SDNN) in milliseconds (ms);   change in number of episodes with supraventricular tachycardia per day;   change in number of premature atrial complexes per day;   change in Lown class of premature ventricular complexes
20 Unknown  Cerebral Artery Stenosis, Coronary Artery Disease and Arrhythmia
Conditions: Stroke;   Coronary Artery Disease;   Arrhythmia
Intervention: Procedure: Digital subtraction angiography and 24-hour simultaneous recorder of electrocardiograph
Outcome Measure: