Arrhythmia is a disease caused by slow, too fast, or irregular beating of the heart. Although this disease can be benign, some cases can be dangerous.

Causes of arrhythmia

There are many causes of arrhythmia, including:

Heart attack
Myocardial damage due to previous heart attack
Some heart diseases cause myocardial damage, e.g. Cardiomyopathy
Arterial obstruction
Hyperactive or low thyroid gland
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse
Sleep disorders

Category of arrhythmia

In general, arrhythmia is divided into two categories according to structure, position, and frequency of beating:

Tachycardia: more than 100 beats per minute

Bradycardia: Less than 60 beats per minute

Symptoms of arrhythmia

In most cases, arrhythmia does not show any symptoms. To check for  its presence, you should consult a doctor for a physical examination. However, in some cases, the symptoms could make them feel:

Chest pain
Difficult breathing
Tiredness or weakness
Conceptible heart beats abnormal, leakage or particularly vigorous


If you experience these symptoms, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible, depending on the type of arrhythmia. For bradycardia, it is usually recommended to install a small device with subclavicular vein implantation. Whenever the heartbeat is slowed or stopped, the heart rhythm regulator emits an electric current to the myocardial muscle, triggering a heartbeat.

For tachycardia

Stimulates the nerve and slows the heart, but not every time.
Take medications that control heart rate.
Surgery may be necessary in some cases, such as Maze procedure or Coronary bypass surgery.

In any case, most patients still need the help of a cardiac rhythm regulator after surgery.

Modern medicine is already capable of treating arrhythmia, and although there is not enough research to show which way is most effective, you can try some alternative treatments in addition to conventional medications. This can be specially  caused by stress, so doing exercises such as yoga, meditation and other relaxation techniques will help relieve stress on the heart, while acupuncture and fish oil can also help.

Healthy lifestyles relieve arrhythmia and keep the heart in a strong state. It is recommended that you start with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and always be aware of your health.

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