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Heart arrhythmias

Heart arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats. The heart can beat too fast, too slow or irregularly — learn how to recognise the symptoms here.

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Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical system that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats, called arrhythmias.

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Brugada syndrome

This condition can disrupt the rhythm of your heart. It can cause palpitations, fainting or, in serious cases, cardiac arrest.

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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a possible cause of tachychardia (occasional or frequent episodes of very fast heartbeats). Learn more here.

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Complications of a heart attack

Potential complications arising from a heart attack can vary widely, from mild to life threatening. Find out about complications of a heart attack.

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Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can come as a surprise. Here are things you can do to ease the symptoms.

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (when part of the heart ‘quivers’ rather than beating normally) could lead to a stroke. Know the symptoms and decrease your risk.

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Implantable cardioverter defibrillators

An ICD, also sometimes called an ACID (automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator) may be needed if you have an abnormally fast or irregular heartbeat.

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External cardioversion

An external cardioversion is a procedure to treat an abnormal heart rhythm. It involves connecting you to a defibrillator machine that gives a controlled electric shock to make your heart beat normally again.

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers are medicines that are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), although there can be risks for some people. Find out more about the benefits and risks of using beta blockers.

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