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Heart Arrhythmia Risk Factors, Causes, Symptoms and Types

Heart arrhythmia is a condition where the heart beats do not work right because of the electrical impulses that work in a person’s heart. A person with heart arrhythmia may have a fast heart rate, a slow heart rate, or their heart may feel like it is fluttering or racing. For some people, this condition is not life-threatening. For others, this condition may be brought on by another, which may be life-threatening. A person suffering from this disorder needs to be seen by a physician to determine the severity.

Risk factors. The risk factors of heart arrhythmia include prior heart attack, coronary artery disease, heart failure, abnormal heart valves, narrow heart arteries, cardiomyopathy or heart damage. In addition, if you have congenital heart disease, issues with the thyroid, or high blood pressure, a patient may also be at risk. If a person has had recent heart surgery, they may also be at risk for heart arrhythmia. A person may be at increased risk if they are overweight, and have other health issues. Certain medications may cause arrhythmia as well.

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