OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Arrhythmia Heart Rhythm
Detailed information on arrhythmias, including symptoms, types, diagnosis, and treatment
A pacemaker is a small device implanted under the skin that sends electrical signals to start or regulate a slow heartbeat.
Detailed information on living with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia in which the electrical signals in the atria, or the two small chambers of the heart, are fired in a very fast and uncontrolled manner.
Ventricular fibrillation is a dangerous, potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problem. This type of arrhythmia can cause the heart to stop beating abruptly and lead to death within minutes.
An arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the heart that can cause the heart to pump less effectively.
Sick sinus syndrome is a type of abnormal heartbeat, or arrhythmia. If you have this condition, you may have episodes when your heart beats very slowly, stops beating for a short while, or beats very rapidly.
Detailed information on an electrocardiogram (EKG) procedure, including how the procedure is performed, reasons for the procedure, and pre- and post-evaluation instructions
Detailed anatomical description of the heart's electrical system, including simple definitions and a labeled, full-color illustration
Glossary of terms relating to transplantation in children
Also known as a cardiac ablation or radiofrequency ablation, this procedure guides a tube into your heart to destroy small areas of heart tissue that may be causing your abnormal heartbeat.
Brugada syndrome is a disorder that causes an irregular heartbeat. A mutation in the SCN5A gene causes the genetic form of this condition.