arrhythmia

noun
ar·​rhyth·​mia | \ ā-ˈrit͟h-mē-ə How to pronounce arrhythmia (audio) \

Definition of arrhythmia

: an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat either in time or force

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Acutus also partnered with Peerbridge Health to offer a wireless system called the Peerbridge Cor for detecting cardiac arrhythmias. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cardiac device maker gets $170 million financing," 20 June 2019 The most common kind of arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cardiac device maker gets $170 million financing," 20 June 2019 The cause: a probable cardiac arrhythmia caused by severe dehydration. Sharon Cohen, The Denver Post, "AP Investigation: Many U.S. jails fail to stop inmate suicides," 18 June 2019 The coroner determined Adejola died of natural causes resulting from cardiac arrhythmia, the sheriff said. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Will County jail deaths ruled as being from natural causes, sheriff says," 8 June 2019 In rare cases, lack of electrolytes can throw off the electrical impulses that keep the heart beating properly, leading to cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. Amy Marturana, SELF, "This Is What Happens When You Don’t Eat Enough After Working Out," 2 Jan. 2019 Genetics have left me susceptible to atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia with severe health implications. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "A look at the Apple Watch’s ECG, from someone who needs it," 12 Dec. 2018 The features are also not intended to be used by people under age 22 or by people who have had previous atrial fibrillations or other arrhythmias. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What Cardiologists Say About the Apple Watch’s New Heart Monitoring Features," 14 Sep. 2018 While results of this early personality-typing research proved shaky, a more rigorous 1981 study found that a startling number of patients with life-threatening arrhythmias had suffered acute psychological stress the day of their attacks. Laura Kolbe, WSJ, "‘Heart: A History’ Review: At the Bleeding Edge," 14 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of arrhythmia

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arrhythmia

New Latin, from Greek, lack of rhythm, from arrhythmos unrhythmical, from a- + rhythmos rhythm

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arrhythmia

noun
ar·​rhyth·​mia | \ ā-ˈrit͟h-mē-ə How to pronounce arrhythmia (audio) \

Medical Definition of arrhythmia

: an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat either in time or force

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