Cardiac arrhythmia: When an irregular heartbeat becomes dangerous

Some people on hot summer days really notice how fast their heart beats sometimes or that they run from breathing to the slightest stress.

In fact, the heat and cooling response of the body tighten the circuit and require more pumping power. Sometimes the heartbeat goes out of step. This can be quite harmless, but it can also end dramatically.

1. Cardiac obstruction – widespread and usually harmless

It feels like the heart beats the reciprocating shoes, when extrasystoles push between fixed heartbeats and confuse the usual tactic. Often patients suffer when the heart beats irregularly.

However, if extrasystoles occur more frequently during the day, repeatedly after a load or last for more than 30 seconds, a physician should determine if it is due to cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure favors non-ingredients.

A doctor is also required if the heart attachment is accompanied by dizziness, decreased consciousness, chest pain or shortness of breath.

What Helps Heart Fail?

Since harmless heartbeat is also unpleasant and a little scary, patients with ore can hold it against potassium: for example, with one, two bananas or a handful of apricots a day. If you want to take a potassium supplement, you should definitely consult your doctor. High doses of potassium can lead to arrhythmias instead of normalizing the heartbeat.

2. Benign Tachycardia – Short Term Very Fast, But Not Dangerous

A fast pulse is not just a normal response to physical stress, excitement or stress. Tachycardia, also called heart hunting, can also be a form of heart arrhythmia.

Cardiologists talk about benign tachycardia when the crises start unexpectedly and suddenly stop, are not dependent on specific situations and also occur during rest periods. According to the German Heart Foundation, about one hundred thousand people in Germany suffer from benign tachycardia. Although tachycardia is not dangerous in many cases, it is frightening for those who have it.

An ECG can tell if it is a benign tachycardia or perhaps vaginal fibrosis, the main symptom of which is also a rapid pulse. However, the measurement only works if the heart beats fast, not in the rear. Those who want to assess their risks in advance will find a self-test for tachycardia on the pages of the German Cardiology Foundation.

3. Vaginal fibrillation – the most common cardiac arrhythmia

Nearly two million Germans suffer from atrial fibrillation. However, sufferers often do not feel that their heart beats irregularly.

In vaginal fibrillation, the electrical pulses that control the pumping function of the heart are disturbed. It comes in electric waves without rhythm. The bays no longer shrink, but break ("flicker") up to 600 times a minute. The bays no longer contribute to the pumping of the heart. The consequences:

  • The heart beats irregularly and quickly.
  • Blood flows more slowly through the vagina.
  • Blood accumulates in certain areas of the blood.

Blood clots can form, which are then flushed to the brain by blood flow, blocking the vessels there and triggering a stroke. One in five strokes are caused by untreated atrial fibrillation.

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Quickly exhausted and sweaty? It may be due to heart rate

A normal resting heart rate is 60 to 80 beats per minute. In atrial fibrillation, the heart can beat 100 times or more per minute. Other symptoms, alone or in combination, are:

  • Herzstolpern
  • feeling the pulse
  • sweating
  • dizziness
  • exhaustion
  • chest tightening
  • fear

While the symptoms of the heart may initially be frightening, some patients tend to get used to it. Atrial fibrillation remains untreated and can only be observed through a stroke.

No age, but other risk factors can be resolved

Predisposition and age are among the uncontrolled risk factors for atrial fibrillation. Thus, only one percent of people 50 years of age affected the age of 80, is more than 15 percent. Other risk factors are:

  • Herzvorerkrankungen
  • High blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Sleep Apnea (Sleep Disruption)
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • high alcohol consumption
  • overweight

The electrocardiogram reveals cardiac arrhythmia

The following studies show vaginal fibrosis and its expression:

  • Resting electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Holter
  • ECG Exercise
  • Ultrasound examination of the heart

What helps against atrial fibrillation?

It is important in any treatment to treat not only atrial fibrillation but also the risk factors and underlying diseases. In addition, this includes prophylaxis of stroke.

If the heart continues to go out of rhythm, it can be as low as a very high level of potassium. Normalizing the level of potassium is therefore an important part of treatment for atrial fibrillation as well as other cardiac arrhythmias.

Potassium, β-blockers, anticoagulants

Antiarrhythmics, beta-blockers and anticoagulants for blood are being called into question as medicines. When and in what combination they are used is determined by the condition of the disease. Doctors distinguish epileptic, permanent and permanent atrial fibrillation.

Surgery is also possible in many cases: During catheter removal, the heart muscle cells in the left cause disappear causing scarring. The disturbed electrical pulses are thus cut. The procedure is not suitable for all patients and has no guarantee of success, but it can alleviate the success of long-term medications and their side effects.

4. Ventricular fibrillation – heart completely out of control

Abdominal fibrillation is when the whole heart muscle is suddenly contracted. The heart stops filling and no longer pumps blood into the circulation. It finally stops. In the OR, the patient receives a shock immediately.

In everyday life, where there is not necessarily a defibrillator nearby, a patient with ventricular fibrosis collapses unconscious and dies within minutes if the CCM is not performed immediately. Because after about ten minutes it's too late for any rescue.

Sudden cardiac death of young people – behind it is abdominal fibrillation

Sudden cardiac death often affects young, completely healthy people, and again and again athletes. However, they are obviously healthy. For almost always, the acetate event is based either on a previously unknown congenital heart disease or on an equally unknown heart muscle inflammation.