atrial arrhythmia


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Related to atrial arrhythmia: atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmia

atrial arrhythmia

Cardiology Any irregularity in rate and rhythm which arises in the atrium

atrial arrhythmia

A disturbance in cardiac rhythm, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, multifocal atrial tachycardia, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and premature atrial contractions.
See also: arrhythmia

arrhythmia

variation from the normal rhythm, especially of the heartbeat. See also bradycardia, tachycardia.

atrial arrhythmia
see atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation.
bradycardic arrhythmia
benign arrhythmia
one which is clinically insignificant.
cardiac arrhythmia
irregularity of the normal heart rhythm, either in frequency or amplitude, or almost always both.
exercise-induced arrhythmia
a cause of poor racing performance or sudden death while racing; detectable only by telemetered electrocardiography.
sinus arrhythmia
the physiological cyclic variation in heart rate related to vagal impulses to the sinoatrial node.
supraventricular a's
see sinoatrial arrest, atrial tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation.
ventricular a's
see premature heartbeats, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation.
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