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Title: Is Heart rate regularity a developing sign of Heart problems?
Post by: Naila Pachani on 06/11/2010 11:30:02
Naila Pachani asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Is Heart rate regularity a developing sign of Heart problems?


What do you think?
Title: Is Heart rate regularity a developing sign of Heart problems?
Post by: SteveFish on 06/11/2010 18:07:39
There are some conditions where a regular heart rate might be considered a sign of a heart problem, but the majority of dangerous heart conditions are marked by an irregular heart rate.
Title: Is Heart rate regularity a developing sign of Heart problems?
Post by: maffsolo on 06/11/2010 23:45:38
Some items that may bring some attention...
It never hurts to have a series checkup on the ole ticker no matter what age... In good physical shape or not

Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) http://www.a-fib.com/Overview.htm
Personal knowledge I received from a Cardiologist,  it can cause small blood clots that can lead to a stroke.
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Ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach) http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/159075-overview
Personal knowledge I received, in a rare short burst a V-Tach it feels uphoric something like a love heart throb.
Longer durations will be uncomfortable
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