Aflutter definition (Atrial Flutter): Causes, symptoms, diagnosis & more

Aflutter definition   The Atrial flutter is one of the types of heart rhythm disturbance ( arrhythmia) that is caused by problems/short circuits with the electrical system of your heart. When you experience atrial flutter, the heart’s upper chambers (atria) are beating too fast. The heart is able to beat at a rapid but generally regular […]

Pericarditis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview Pericarditis can cause irritation and swelling of the thin sac-like tissue around the heart (pericardium). Pericarditis frequently causes severe chest pain, and occasionally other signs. The chest pain happens because the irritating parts of the pericardium press one another. Pericarditis is typically mild and disappears without treatment. Treatment for more severe cases can consist of medication and, […]

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition that causes the heart muscle to get unusually thick (hypertrophied). The thickened heart muscle may make it difficult for your heart muscle to circulate blood. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is often not diagnosed since many patients with the disease show very few if any symptoms and lead normal lives without any […]

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy Medically reviewed by A Ras MD. Last updated Aug 6, 2022   What is Takotsubo cardiomyopathy Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a short-term heart condition caused due to stress. It exhibits the same signs similar to a heart attack however it doesn’t have a related cardiovascular disease. It’s often referred to by the names stress cardiomyopathy […]

Bradycardia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Overview Bradycardia is lower than the normal heart rate. Adults’ hearts at rest generally are able to beat around 60 to 100 times per minute. If you suffer from bradycardia your heart beats less than 60 times per minute. Bradycardia is a serious issue if your heart is extremely slow and the heart isn’t able to supply […]

Tachycardia: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview Tachycardia is the medical term used to describe an increase in heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute. A variety of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) may cause tachycardia. A heart rate that is fast isn’t always an issue. For instance, it’s common that the heart rate increases during exercise, or as a reaction to […]

Ventricular Tachycardia: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview Ventricular tachycardia can be described as an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that is caused by the abnormal electrical signals that occur in those lower heart chambers (ventricles). This condition can also be known as V-tach. A healthy heart usually runs between 60 and 100 times per minute when in rest. In ventricular tachycardia, the heart beats […]

Heart Attack: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Heart Attack A heart attack is when blood flow into the heart gets restricted. The blockage can be caused by a build-up of cholesterol, fats, and other elements that create plaques in the arteries that supply the coronary arteries (coronary arterial arteries). Sometimes, plaques can break and create an encapsulation that blocks blood flow. The blood flow […]

Long QT syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Long QT syndrome Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm disorder that could cause rapid irregular heartbeats. These heartbeats can cause the patient to faint suddenly. Certain people suffering from the condition experience seizures. In certain instances, LQTS can cause sudden death. Certain people have an inherited mutation that can cause Long QT Syndrome (congenital Long QT […]

Heart failure: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Heart failure Medically reviewed by A Rash MD. Last updated June 12, 2022 Heart failure — also called congestive heart failure is in the event that your heart muscle isn’t able to pump blood as efficiently as it ought to. If this occurs blood can back up, and fluid may build within the lungs. This can […]