MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ARRHYTHMIA

Temporary/Non-Serious Causes:

1. Strenuous Exercise
2. Inadequate sleep
3. Excess Alcohol
4. Too much of tea, coffee
5. Stress and Anxiety
6. Dehydration,
7. Fever
8. Low Blood Sugar
9. Anemia
10. Drug Abuse
11. Uncontrolled Diabetes or high BP
12. Hyper Thyroid – overactive Thyroids
13. Few medicines: Asthma medicines (Salbutamol, Deiphylline), BP medicines (Hydralazine, minoxidil), Some antihistamines (Terfenadine), Antidepressants (Citalopram, escitalopram)

Other more serious causes:

1.     Blockages in heart arteries – Ischemia
2.     Heart attacks or cardiac arrest
3.     Injured heart areas due to previous Heart attack
4.     Valve diseases: congenital or acquired
5.     Cardiomyopathy
6.     Heart failure – acute or Chronic
7.     Previous heart surgery or complicated Angioplasty

Identification of Arrhythmia

Palpitation, Breathlessness, Chest Pain, Dizziness, Fainting (Syncope), Tiredness, Uneasiness, Light Headedness.

Risk factors

Certain conditions may increase your risk of developing an arrhythmia. These include:

·Coronary artery disease, other heart problems, and previous heart surgery
·High blood pressure
·Congenital heart disease
·Thyroid problems
·Diabetes
·Obstructive sleep apnea
·Electrolyte imbalance

Complications

Certain arrhythmias may increase your risk of developing conditions such as:

· Stroke or Paralysis
· Heart failure
· Sudden Cardiac Arrest
· Worsening Arrhythmia

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