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Heart arrhythmias

Heart arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats. There are different types of heart arrhythmias, which vary in seriousness. You can find out more about heart arrhythmias by reading this page and using the links to trusted partner content.

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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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Complications of a heart attack

Heart attack can result in additional complications. Find out about common problems from the information and resources on this page.

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Brugada syndrome

Brugada syndrome is a condition that can disrupt your heart’s rhythm. In serious cases, it can cause a cardiac arrest, but not everyone with it has symptoms.

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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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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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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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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation occurs when the two upper chambers of the heart, the atria, quiver or ‘fibrillate’ rather than beat normally. It’s important to recognise and treat atrial fibrillation to help prevent serious complications.

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Bradycardia is a slower than normal heart rate which can cause a range of symptoms. Learn more about its causes, treatment and prevention.

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A pacemaker is a small medical device that’s placed in the chest or abdomen of some people to correct certain heart problems. Find out whether you need one, the complication and risks and how to live with a pacemaker.

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