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car·di·ac dys·rhyth·mi·a

any abnormality in the rate, regularity, or sequence of cardiac activation.
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cardiac arrhythmia

Cardiology Any defect in the heart's electrical activity, which may be detectable only by EKG, or manifest as an abnormality in rate, rhythm, or sequence of cardiac events Clinical From asymptomatic to palpitations, syncope, etc
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car·di·ac dys·rhyth·mi·a

(kahr'dē-ak dis-ridh'mē-ă)
Any abnormality in the rate, regularity, or sequence of cardiac activation.
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Cardiac arrhythmia

An irregular heart rate or rhythm.
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"Sudden Adult Death Syndrome can hit anyone at anytime and the testing that Vital Sounds Foundation is funding will help raise awareness of this condition via a simple testing prog ramme."
When asked by the coroner Michael Oakley about the most probable cause of death, Dr Morgan said: "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome would be appropriate here".
Dr Sanjay Sharma, a consultant cardiologist at Kings Hospital and the UK's leading expert on Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), explained: "It shows his lungs have been water-logged very suddenly suggesting the heart had failed.
Sudden adult death syndrome is responsible for around 800 deaths a year in the UK in people aged under 35.
Thornaby teenager John Owens died tragically aged just 17 as a result of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome in 2005.
He was fit and healthy, and had run two half-marathons, but a coroner heard he died from "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome" - or SADS - and recorded a verdict of natural causes.
FIGURES on sudden adult death syndrome should be collected in Wales, a South Wales AM has said.
Superfit Jemma Benjamin, 18, fell victim to a heart condition - sudden adult death syndrome - after kissing Daniel Ross, 21, in the hallway of his student digs.
Recording a verdict of death from natural causes, North Wales Central coroner John Hughes said there was concern nationally about such cases which could be classed as sudden adult death syndrome, and in the past year Atkinson had sent three hearts - including Nicola's - to the expert at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for examination.
Richard Allan was just 16 when he collapsed and died at home in West Moor, North Tyneside, from an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of sudden adult death syndrome.