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Heart arrhythmias

A heart arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. Your 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

Brugada syndrome can disrupt your heart rhythm, causing palpitations, fainting or in serious cases, cardiac arrest. Read about symptoms and treatment.

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers are medicines used to treat some heart conditions. Learn about potential risks, benefits and how they work.

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Implantable cardioverter defibrillators

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

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Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a medical device put in the chest to correct heart problems, such as irregular heartbeat or heart muscle problems.

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) is a heart rhythm problem that can increase your risk of stroke. Find out about the symptoms and treatment for AFib.

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Bradycardia

Bradycardia is a slower than normal heart rate, which can lead to a range of symptoms such as feeling faint, tired or short of breath.

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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) can cause episodes of fast heartbeat, or tachycardia. Learn more here about the symptoms and treatments for WPW.

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Potassium deficiency

Potassium is a mineral that helps nerves and muscles function properly. Read more about potassium deficiency, symptoms, diagnosis and causes.

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