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Ventricular Fibrillation-Irregular Rhythms From Your Heart-Part 5

Ventricular Fibrillation (called V-Fib) is the most life-threatening of the abnormal heart rhythms.   With the lower chambers of your heart quivering (fibrillating), due to erratic signals, the heart is unable to pump any blood to the rest of your body. Ventricular Fibrillation causes your blood pressure to drop very quickly, cutting off blood supply to your vital organs, leading…

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Atrial Flutter – Irregular Rhythms From Your Heart-Part 2

Atrial Flutter is another of those wayward heart rhythms originating from the Atria of your heart (the upper chambers).   Sometimes, this human heart of ours likes to march to the beat of its own drummer. That’s not always a good thing. Atrial Flutter happens when there’s a glitch in the conduction system of your heart which develops inside the right…

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Atrial Fibrillation – Irregular Rhythms From Your Heart-Part 1

Atrial Fibrillation is part of a gang called irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias.   These misbehaved beats are in a group of conditions during which your heart temporarily forgets what it’s supposed to be doing, or something interferes with it doing its job correctly. There is a change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses that keep your body alive. The…

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Understanding A Diagnosis Of Bundle Branch Block

The human heart is a complex network. One of the challenges in learning about its rhythms is understanding a diagnosis of Bundle Branch Block.   The diagnosis begins when your electrocardiogram (ECG) displays a distinctive, abnormal pattern.   The cardiac electrical system has two bundle branches – the right and the left. In Bundle Branch Block, one or the other…

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Ventricular Tachycardia-Irregular Rhythms From Your Heart-Part 4

Ventricular Tachycardia (aka “V-Tach”) is a fast, regular heart rhythm which originates from the ventricles, in the lower half of your heart.   In Ventricular Tachycardia, the heart beats too fast and the ventricles cannot pump oxygen-rich blood effectively to the rest of the body. If left untreated, some forms of V-Tach may get worse and lead to Ventricular Fibrillation, which…

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