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Syncope: Symptoms, C
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Nov 3rd, 2022 - Overview What is syncope? Syncope (pronounced “sin-ko-pea”) is the medical term for fainting or passing out. It happens when you have a sudden, temporary drop in the amount of blood that flows to your brain. Most of the time, a harmless, short-term cause makes you faint. Syncope can happen if you have: A sudden drop in blood pressure. A drop in your heart rate. Changes in the amount of blood in...

Ventricular fibrillation - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 28th, 2022 - Overview Ventricular fibrillation is a type of irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). During ventricular fibrillation, the lower heart chambers contract in a very rapid and uncoordinated manner. As a result, the heart doesn't pump blood to the rest of the body. Ventricular fibrillation is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. It's the most frequent cause of sudden cardiac death....

Wolff-Parkin
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Oct 26th, 2022 - Overview What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome? Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) is a heart condition that occurs in people born with a certain heart defect. This congenital condition (meaning, you were born with it) changes the usual pathway that electrical impulses, or signals, travel through your heart. If you have WPW syndrome, you have an extra signal pathway. When signals take this c...

Tachycardia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 22nd, 2022 - Diagnosis Tachycardia consultation at Mayo Clinic A thorough physical exam, medical history and testing are required to diagnose tachycardia. Note: Items within this content were created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and do not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for masking and so...

Tachycardia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 22nd, 2022 - Tachycardia care at Mayo Clinic Tachycardia teamwork at Mayo Clinic At Mayo Clinic, an interdisciplinary team of tachycardia experts works together to provide compassionate, whole-person care. Note: Items within this content were created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and do not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease C...

Tachycardia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 22nd, 2022 - Overview Tachycardia heartbeat Open pop-up dialog box Close Tachycardia heartbeat Tachycardia heartbeat In tachycardia, an irregular electrical signal (impulse) starting in the upper or lower chambers of the heart causes the heart to beat faster. Tachycardia (tak-ih-KAHR-dee-uh) is the medical term for a heart rate over 100 beats a minute. Many types of irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) can...

Tachycardia: Symptoms,
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Oct 3rd, 2022 - Overview Tachycardia, a heart rhythm that’s faster than normal, is more than 100 beats a minute at rest. What is tachycardia? When you have tachycardia, your heart beats faster than normal for a few seconds to a few hours. Normally, your heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute when you’re not active. When your heart beats more than 100 times a minute at rest, that’s tachycardia. Because your h...

POTS: Causes, Symptoms, Dia
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Sep 9th, 2022 - Overview What is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that causes your heart to beat faster than normal when you transition from sitting or lying down to standing up. It’s a type of orthostatic intolerance. Each word of “postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome” has a meaning: Postural: Related to the position of your...

Atrial Tachycardia: Symptoms,
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Aug 4th, 2022 - Overview What is atrial tachycardia? Atrial tachycardia is a type of arrhythmia — an irregular heart rhythm — that causes the upper chambers (atria) of your heart to beat faster than normal. They can beat 100 to 250 beats per minute. Atrial tachycardia is a type of SVT or supraventricular tachycardia. These happen in your atria, which are the upper chambers of your heart. This condition has sev...

Tetanus (Lockjaw):
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Jul 28th, 2022 - Overview What is tetanus? Tetanus (pronounced “teh-tuh-nuhs”) is a bacterial infection that affects your nervous system. When the bacteria enter your body, they create a poison (toxin) that causes painful muscle contractions. Tetanus is commonly called lockjaw because it causes your neck and jaw muscles to lock up. A vaccine can prevent tetanus. Who does tetanus affect? Anyone can get tetanus, ...

Atrial Arrhythmia: Types, C
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Jun 27th, 2022 - Overview What is atrial arrhythmia? Atrial arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats that cause poor circulation. They occur when the upper chambers of your heart are out of rhythm with the lower chambers. This can cause your heart to beat either too fast or slow. These arrhythmias may result from too much caffeine, alcohol or stress. They can also result from a serious health condition or heart pro...

Bradycardia: Symptoms, Ca
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Jun 23rd, 2022 - Overview An example of bradycardia on an electrocardiogram. What is bradycardia? Bradycardia is a condition where your heart beats fewer than 60 times per minute, which is unusually slow. This condition may be dangerous if it keeps your heart from pumping enough blood to meet your body's needs. However, bradycardia can also happen without causing any harmful effects, especially in very physical...

Ventricular Tachycardia: Causes, Symp
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Jun 12th, 2022 - Overview An EKG showing ventricular tachycardia, a heart rate that’s too fast. What is ventricular tachycardia? Ventricular tachycardia is a heart rate higher than 120 beats per minute that starts in your heart’s two lower chambers (ventricles), rather than from the normal electrical pathway. A normal resting heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute. During an episode of ventricular tachycardia...

Thyroid Storm: Causes, Symptoms, Dia
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Jun 8th, 2022 - Overview What is thyroid storm? Thyroid storm (also called thyroid crisis and thyrotoxic crisis) happens when your thyroid gland releases a large amount of thyroid hormone in a short amount of time. It’s a rare complication of hyperthyroidism. Thyroid storm is a medical emergency and is life-threatening. What does my thyroid do? Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of y...

Scorpion sting - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 7th, 2022 - Overview Bark scorpion Open pop-up dialog box Close Bark scorpion Bark scorpion The bark scorpion is commonly found in the desert of the southwestern United States. Scorpion stings are painful but rarely life-threatening. Young children and older adults are most at risk of serious complications. In the United States, the bark scorpion, found mainly in the desert Southwest, is the only scorpion ...

Pulmonary edema - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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May 27th, 2022 - Overview Pulmonary edema is a condition caused by too much fluid in the lungs. This fluid collects in the many air sacs in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. In most cases, heart problems cause pulmonary edema. But fluid can collect in the lungs for other reasons. These include pneumonia, contact with certain toxins, medications, trauma to the chest wall, and traveling to or exercising ...

Cardiac Arrest: Symptoms,
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May 18th, 2022 - Overview Cardiac arrest is an electrical problem, unlike a heart attack. What is cardiac arrest? Cardiac arrest happens when your heart stops beating or beats so fast that it stops pumping blood. During cardiac arrest, people typically collapse and become unresponsive. Symptoms start without warning. This is why it’s also known as sudden cardiac arrest. The condition can become fatal if you don...

Heart arrhythmia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Apr 30th, 2022 - Overview Typical heartbeat Open pop-up dialog box Close Typical heartbeat Typical heartbeat In a typical heart rhythm, a tiny cluster of cells at the sinus node sends out an electrical signal. The signal then travels through the atria to the atrioventricular (AV) node and into the ventricles, causing them to contract and pump blood. A heart arrhythmia (uh-RITH-me-uh) is an irregular heartbeat. ...

Atrial tachycardia - Overview - Mayo Clinic
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Apr 30th, 2022 - Atrial tachycardia Atrial tachycardia is a fast heartbeat (arrhythmia). It's a type of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). During an atrial tachycardia episode, the heart rate increases to more than 100 beats a minute before returning to a typical heart rate of around 60 to 80 beats a minute. An episode may start gradually or it may start abruptly. Atrial tachycardia can cause a feeling of a po...

Supraventricular tachycardia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Apr 30th, 2022 - Supraventricular tachycardia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists), heart rhythm conditions (electrophysiologists), heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiovascular surgeons), and other areas collaborate as a team to provide the most appropriate care for people with supraventricular tachycardia and other hea...