HEART DISEASE

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Causes of heart arrhythmia

Heart arrhythmia is the scenario where the heart beats at an irregular pace or pattern, sometimes more than a 200 beats per minute or sometimes as low as 50-60 per minutes.

The causes of arrhythmia can be divided into two categories. Primary rhythm disturbances, which not associated with any underlying heart disease and secondary rhythm disturbances, arise from existing heart conditions.

Primary rhythm disturbances such as:
*Smoking
*Excessive use of alcohol or caffeine
*Drug abuse
*Some prescription medications and herbal remedies
While secondary rhythm disturbances including:
*Heart defects at birth
*Electrolyte imbalances in your blood (such as sodium or potassium)
*Changes in your heart muscle
*Injury from a heart attack
*Stress
*Healing process after heart surgery
*Irregular heart rhythms can also occur in "normal, healthy" hearts.

Risk factors include: coronary artery disease; high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, unhealthy lipid or triglyceride blood levels; atherosclerosis, diabetes, thyroid-gland orders; and damaged heart valves.
Causes of heart arrhythmia
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