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[mass noun] A condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm.
- ‘There are also hospital treatments for other heart conditions, such as heart failure and arrhythmia.’
- ‘In the majority of people, this condition occurs due to an abnormality of the heart rhythm, known as arrhythmia.’
- ‘Bulimics develop heart arrhythmia, which means that they have irregular heartbeats.’
- ‘Ultimately, this arrhythmia can cause heart failure or dangerous blood clots.’
- ‘Despite use of continuous ECG recording, there were no signs of arrhythmia.’
- ‘An arrhythmia may cause the heart's rhythm to be irregular, abnormally fast, or abnormally slow.’
- ‘Around 700,000 people in the UK suffer from arrhythmia - a disturbance in the heart's rhythm.’
- ‘A month before, her son Kevin was operated on for a serious heart arrhythmia.’
- ‘We describe how a recently defined arrhythmia, Brugada syndrome, caused syncope in three generations of one family.’
- ‘Three days after admission, the patient died of refractory arrhythmia and respiratory failure.’
- ‘Atrial fibrillation is the most common chronic arrhythmia and is a major risk factor for stroke.’
- ‘Patients with a family history of arrhythmia, syncope, or sudden death also may be at higher risk.’
- ‘But medications that prevent arrhythmia are so toxic that most have been removed from the market.’
- ‘If you suffer from heart failure you can suddenly die from erratic heart beat - arrhythmia.’
- ‘People with an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia also may have palpitations.’
- ‘She diagnosed her husband John's supraventricular tachycardia, or heart arrhythmia, long before he saw a hospital consultant.’
- ‘Voters learned of Bradley's heart arrhythmia just days before the Iowa caucuses.’
- ‘The answer is they have all been affected by types of arrhythmia, or heart rhythm disorders.’
- ‘Sinus arrhythmia is the variation in the heart rate that occurs during inspiration and expiration.’
- ‘This arrhythmia is commonly associated with inferior myocardial infarction.’
Late 19th century: from Greek arruthmia lack of rhythm, from a- without + rhuthmos (see rhythm).
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