Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation; Irregular Heartbeat; Tachycardia
Heart Failure; Heart Failure, Congestive
A cardiac arrhythmia, also called cardiac dysrhythmia, is a disturbance in the regular rhythm of the heartbeat. Several forms of cardiac arrhythmia are life-threatening and a medical emergency. A rhythm of the heart at a rate of more than 100 beats/minute is considered a tachycardia.A more serious variety of arrhythmia is known as fibrillation. Fibrillation occurs when the heart muscle begins a quivering motion instead of a normal, healthy pumping rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is the quivering, ch...
Heart failure is a condition where the heart is not able to pump blood to the rest of the body at a normal rate. When the heart cannot pump all the blood it receives, excess fluid could back up into the lungs and other parts of the body. The lack of blood being supplied to the body in addition to the buildup of fluids causes symptoms of heart failure. When fluids collect in the lungs, it is called congestion. That is why this disease is called congestive heart failure.
Arrhythmia as related to Congestive Heart Failure
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Pathogenesis of ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure ...
Both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias are common in patients with heart failure (HF) and cardiomyopathy, regardless of underlying etiology. They can cause symptoms ...
- Heart Failure - Heart Rhythm Society - HRS
Heart failure (HF), previously called congestive heart failure, is a serious condition most commonly caused by weak pumping of the heart muscle.
- Congestive Heart Failure Causes, Symptoms, Treatment ...
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a syndrome that can be brought about by several causes. Congestive heart failure is a weakening of the heart caused by an …
- Conditions We Treat: Congestive Heart Failure | Johns ...
Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart can’t pump enough blood to provide what the body demands, resulting in a reduction in blood flow to the body and a ...
- Heart failure Causes - Mayo Clinic
Heart failure — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this common heart condition.
- Heart failure - Wikipedia
Learn about more heart conditions like angina, arrhythmia, and heart failure. Get facts from the CDC, the leading health protection agency in the U.S.
- Management of Arrhythmias in Heart Failure - medscape.com
The complexity of coexistent heart failure and arrhythmia management warrants close collaboration between heart failure and arrhythmia specialists.