American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An irregularity in the force or rhythm of the heartbeat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, irregularity. Also spelled arhythmia.
- n. An irregular heartbeat.
- n. an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
- From Ancient Greek ἄρρυθμος (arruthmos), via New Latin arrythmia. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek arruthmiā, lack of rhythm, from arruthmos, unrhythmical : a-, without; see a-1 + rhuthmos, rhythm; see rhythm. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term arrhythmia refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses, causing abnormal heart rhythms.”
“(An arrhythmia is an irregular heart beat caused by a problem with the heart's built-in electrical system.)”
“Multaq was approved for short-term arrhythmia lasting less than six months.”
“Based on the results of these tests, the pediatric cardiologist will determine whether your child has an arrhythmia, which is an irregular heart beat caused by a problem with the heart's built-in electrical system.”
“The only way it could affect your heart, and even this is a stretch, is if you peed so much that you lost too many electrolytes and your heart went into arrhythmia, which is not what happened here.”
“BLAKEY: Again, the American College of Cardiology says that these defibrillators are 99 percent effective at avoiding sudden death from arrhythmia, which is what apparent the doctors believe the vice president is suffering from.”
“I think she got such a shock over Portia's death that her heart went into a dangerous arrhythmia, which is an irregular heartbeat, and she didn't recover," said Mrs Sugliano, who also lost her father in December last year.”
“May 26th, 2009 LONDON - YouGov Survey Reveals Low Awareness of Potentially Fatal Heart Condition That Affects Significant Number of People in UK LONDON, May 27/PRNewswire/-- As many as 700,000 people in the UK suffer from a heart abnormality called arrhythmia, a potentially fatal condition, which the majority of Londoners have never heard of - according to a recent survey conducted by YouGov .”
“Abnormal heartbeats, called arrhythmia, or slower or faster heartbeats, called bradycardia and tachycardia, respectively, are dangerous medical conditions which often appear as a result of an underlying condition. love and the heart is also called a Valentine.”
“Cardiac arrhythmia occurs when these signals are not correctly generated or forwarded.”
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