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Arrhythmia

Similar term(s): dysrhythmia, irregular heart rhythm.

Definition:

An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm) is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat.

An arrhythmia can involve a change in the rhythm, producing an uneven heartbeat, or a change in the rate, causing a very slow or very fast heartbeat.

Source: Cleveland Clinic Heart Center Treating the Heart, Blood Vessels and Circulation 

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Ventricular fibrillation, for instance, is one of several conditions known as "arrhythmias".

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Related words:

Circulatory system - Pacemaker - Ventricular fibrillation

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