Table of Contents
- 1 What causes rapid increase in heart rate?
- 2 What causes the heart to beat more forcefully?
- 3 What is Arritmia?
- 4 What is arrhythmia How is it diagnosed?
- 5 What is meant by borderline cardiomegaly?
- 6 What is a Fibrillator?
- 7 What is the difference between heart palpitations and arrhythmia?
- 8 What are the 4 lethal heart rhythms?
What causes rapid increase in heart rate?
Common causes of Tachycardia include: Heart-related conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension) Poor blood supply to the heart muscle due to coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis), heart valve disease, heart failure, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), tumors, or infections.
What causes the heart to beat more forcefully?
Such rapid, forceful beats are a normal response by the heart (sinus tachycardia). Causes include the following: Exercise. Strong emotions (such as anxiety, fear, pain)
What is Cardiomegalia?
Enlarged heart, in heart failure An enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) isn’t a disease, but rather a sign of another condition. The term “cardiomegaly” refers to an enlarged heart seen on any imaging test, including a chest X-ray. Other tests are then needed to diagnose the condition that’s causing the heart to be enlarged.
What is Arritmia?
The heart’s rhythm is controlled by electrical signals. An arrhythmia is an abnormality of the heart’s rhythm. It may beat too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly. These abnormalities range from a minor inconvenience or discomfort to a potentially fatal problem.
What is arrhythmia How is it diagnosed?
The most common test used to diagnose an arrhythmia is an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG). Your doctor will run other tests as needed. She or he may recommend medicines, placement of a device that can correct an irregular heartbeat, or surgery to repair nerves that are overstimulating the heart.
What is cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?
Thanks for your question. An atheromatous aorta is one that has plaque formation lining the wall of the aorta which is the major blood vessel that leaves the heart. These plaques contain calcium and this shows up on an X-ray along the vessel walls. It can also be seen within other arteries of the body.
What is meant by borderline cardiomegaly?
Overview. Cardiomegaly means an enlarged heart. Mild cardiomegaly refers to less severe forms. This is a sign of another heart-related condition. You may not know you have an enlarged heart unless you undergo imaging tests or have symptoms of the underlying condition.
What is a Fibrillator?
Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
What is heart rhythms?
In a typical heart rhythm, a tiny cluster of cells at the sinus node sends out an electrical signal. The signal then travels through the atria to the atrioventricular (AV) node and into the ventricles, causing them to contract and pump blood. A heart arrhythmia (uh-RITH-me-uh) is an irregular heartbeat.
What is the difference between heart palpitations and arrhythmia?
A heart that beats irregularly, too fast or too slow is experiencing an arrhythmia. A palpitation is a short-lived feeling like a feeling of a heart racing or of a short-lived arrhythmia.
What are the 4 lethal heart rhythms?
You will need to be able to recognize the four lethal rhythms. Asystole, Ventricle Tachycardia (VT), Ventricle Fibrillation (VF), and Polymorphic Ventricle Tachycardia (Torsade de pointes).
What is Isatheromatous aorta?