What Causes An Irregular Heart Beat?


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Anonymous answered
Irregular heart beat is known as arrhythmia in medical parlance, and involves variation from the normal rhythm of heart beat. There are various types of irregular heart beat including extra beats originating in the atria, skipped heartbeat, exceptionally rapid heart rate, and exceptionally slow heart rhythms among others.

The symptoms of arrhythmia or irregular heart beat include palpitations, pounding in the chest, dizziness, fainting, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and fatigue.

Irregular heart beat is caused by a number of factors. The main factors causing irregular heart beat include coronary artery diseases, heart valve malfunction, thyroid diseases, consumption of caffeine, alcohol and excessive smoking, high blood pressure, malfunction of the heart muscle, injury suffered from a heart attack, and electrolyte imbalances in the blood system. Electrolyte imbalances mean changes in the level of sodium or potassium in the blood from the required level.

Irregular heart beat can also be caused by imbalances during the healing time after undergoing a heart surgery. It should also be noted that irregular heart rhythm can also occur in people with healthy normal hearts.
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Doctor D answered
The heart has two functions electrical and mechanical.  Usually when referring to irregular heart beat or what we call a dysrhythmia's, it is a problem with the electrical side.  Now I said usually.  The electrical side of the heart has several locations where dysrhythmia's to occur.  Such as the top (A-fib, and the bottom V-fib)  Depending on the age of the patient this could also be a congential problem or an undiagnosised issue.  Other causes besides electrical and mechanical could be an electrolyte imbalance.
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Many things can cause an irregular heart beat. In order to figure out what's going on talk with your health care provider about your stress levels and daily activities also mention your meal preferences. Another alternative to finding out what's going on is talking to your Cardiologist about being monitored. Try using a Cardiac Event Monitor to catch these arrhythmias as they occur so your doctor can determine what's going on. Visit CardiaCall.com they are a good company. You can purchase a monitor with them and have you doctor monitor you 24/7 365. Going this route is cheaper than running to a ER or doctor's office everyday.
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TE Reviews answered

Many things can cause irregular heart beat like stress, fear, panic attacks, In general, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards helping you control your condition.

Neeschal  Maharjan Profile

This is the causes of Irregular Heart Beat.

  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Electrolyte imbalances in your blood (such as sodium or potassium).
  • Changes in your heart muscle.
  • Injury from a heart attack.
  • Healing process after heart surgery.
  • Irregular heart rhythms can also occur in "normal, healthy" hearts.

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Anonymous answered
When I take my blood pressure after having problems with extremely high blood blood pressure, occasionally the meter reads the irregular heartbeat indicator.  Should I see a heart specialist? I am diabetic, have PAD, and small blood vessel disease in my brain. Currently I am in constant pain with degenerative disc disease.
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There are many reasons for an irregular heartbeat.
Having an irregular heartbeat means that the heart is not beating with a regular rhythm. It is independent of the heart rate.The heart can be beating irregularly at 60 beats per minute or 160 beats per minute.
With a slow irregular heartbeat the heart can sometimes beat as slowly as 35 beats per minute, at which point the doctor would consider putting in a pacemaker which would regulate the heartbeat at a more normal 70 beats per minute.
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Arafat Hossain answered

Atrial fibrillation is a very common irregular heart rhythm that causes the atria, the upper chambers of the heart, to contract abnormally.

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Ashley Bennet , 5 years as a certified nutritionist at American Society for Nutrition, answered

Irregular heart beat can be caused by high blood pressure, excessive intake of alcohol and caffein, stress, excessive smoking or malfuntion of the muscle heart.

You can find out more at: https://medlineplus.gov/arrhythmia.html

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