Cardiac rhythm disturbances, also described as arrhythmias are abnormal or irregular heartbeats, which disrupt the heart’s electrical signals (determines the squeezing rate of the heart chambers) causing your heart to beat too fast, too slowly, or abnormally. The normal rate of the heartbeat is 60-100 beats per minute.
Different Types of Rhythm Disturbances are classified as follows:
Some arrhythmias can increase the chances of you developing conditions such as:
The steps followed in diagnosis are as follows:
Lifestyle management treatment can help prevent CAD. This includes:
Treatment of rhythm disturbances includes the following:
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First-line agents in patients with no evidence of structural heart disease include flecainide, propafenone and sotalol. Whereas amiodarone and dofetilide are considered as alternative agents.
Antiarrhythmic drugs are the drugs that are used to control heart rate and mainly include beta-blockers. Along with it anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy [warfarin (a “blood thinner”) or aspirin] is used which helps to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke.
The main trigger factors include stress, fatigue, and alcohol use.
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