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Bigeminy-When Your Heart Skips A Beat -It’s Not Your Love Life!

Bigeminy-when your heart skips a beat is actually the “sensation” you feel when the rhythm of your heart is irregular and the blood through it is moving differently than your body’s used to.   It may be described as “palpitations” or even as a “flutter.” So, while the heart doesn’t literally “skip” a beat, it may feel that way. Most…

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The Case Of Atrial Fibrillation Misinformation

I’m no lawyer, but I’m about to take on the case of atrial fibrillation misinformation! Some of the things I read on the internet would literally stop my heart…if I didn’t know better.   First, just a little background. Close to 3 million people in the U.S. live with these irregular heartbeats called Atrial Fibrillation. Commonly called “A-Fib,” this is…

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Bradycardia-When Your Heart Slows Down

Bradycardia is the term used for when your heart abnormally slows down.  You know, you expect your body to slow down a bit as you age, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your heart too. So, is it a good or bad thing? A slow heart rate is actually pretty common  in older adults, but it’s not always a problem. As we…

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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome takes place when an extra electrical pathway between your heart’s upper and lower chambers causes a fast heartbeat (tachycardia).   This is a fairly rare condition which is present at birth (congenital) and is usually discovered by chance during a routine heart examination. These episodes aren’t normally life-threatening, but serious heart problems can occur. The correct treatment…

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Premature Ventricular Contractions-Irregular Rhythms-Part 3

Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC’s) are the most common type of change in heart rhythms seen in children as well as adults. They are heartbeats that happen earlier than they should, interrupting the heart’s normal rhythm.  A PVC may feel like a skipped heartbeat or a flutter. While the cause of PVCs can’t be determined initially, the probability of having them can…

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