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dysrhythmia

 [dis-rith´me-ah]
disturbance of rhythm, such as of brain waves or the heartbeat.
cerebral dysrhythmia (electroencephalographic dysrhythmia) disturbance or irregularity in the rhythm of the brain waves as recorded by electroencephalography.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dys·rhyth·mi·a

(dis-ridh'mē-ă),
Defective rhythm. See also entries under rhythm Compare: arrhythmia.
[dys- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]
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dysrhythmia

(dĭs-rĭth′mē-ə)
n.
An abnormality in an otherwise normal rhythmic pattern, as of brain waves being recorded by an electroencephalograph.
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dys·rhyth·mi·a

(dis-ridh'mē-ă)
Defective (abnormal) rhythm.
Compare: arrhythmia
[dys- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]
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dysrhythmia

Any irregularity or disturbance of a normal body rhythm. The term is most commonly applied to the heart beat or the ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM (EEG).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Arrhythmia or dysrhythmia

Abnormal rhythm in hearts that contract in an irregular way.
Mentioned in: Electrocardiography
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dys·rhyth·mi·a

(dis-ridh'mē-ă)
Defective rhythm.
[dys- + G. rhythmos, rhythm]
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The outcomes measured at 30 days included death from cardiovascular causes, ventricular dysrhythmias, nonfatal MI, recurrent chest pain, and recurrent cocaine use.
Of the 256 who were contacted directly, none had sustained ventricular dysrhythmias. Only 1.6% (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.1%-3.1%) of subjects had subsequent nonfatal MI--all of whom had at least 2 cardiac risk factors and subsequent cocaine use.
However, treatment is obviously necessary in patients with symptomatic and/or life-threatening atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias. In addition, dysrhythmias are important risk factors for cardio-embolic stroke.
It has beep shown to be effective in both atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias and clear indications for its use have been established.
The most frequent indications were |resistant' atrial fibrillation (24%), malignant ventricular dysrhythmias (22%), and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (20%) in 49 patients aged between 70 and 92 years (mean: 80 years).
It has generally been accepted that hypomagnesemia results in increased supraventricular and ventricular dysrhythmias and incidence of Torsade's de Pointes [19].
Eight patients developed serious ventricular dysrhythmias (sustained ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation) after admission; all responded to routine measures.
Clinical factors such as acute myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathy that contribute to ventricular remodeling and dilatation increase the frequency of ventricular dysrhythmias (Effat, 1995).