Heart Rhythm Disorders - Type of Disorder

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What are the different types of heart rhythm disorders?

Heart rhythm disorders are classified according to where they occur in the heart and how they affect the heartbeat.

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Comment from: big hearted, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

In November 05 2011 I was admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath. I felt like I was going to pee in my pants. Never did but the urge was there I could not control it. When I arrived at the hospital they hooked me up to a monitor and gave me a drug, not sure what it was, the next morning the doctor released me and told me he thinks I had a heart attack. He then prescribed a bunch of medications and told me to relax for 3 days before going back to work. I returned to work. Then I had an angioplasty and they told me my heart was 3 times larger than normal and over the course of this next 2 years I only found myself getting more and more short of breath. The prescriptions were changed a number of times but it continued to get worse. On Dec 27 of this year my arms were numb and tingling and I had shortness of breath. I went to the hospital, they then gave me a nitro spray, 2 sprays under the tongue. Everything went normal and I was sent home again. I had another angiogram done and they said they have to look at everything. Now I sit and wait. I don't know where it will go from here. I have just returned from another test (MUGA), now I sit and weight again with all new drugs.

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Comment from: Carol, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

I have been having palpitations (flutters) for a few months. I am on 40 mg of Crestor and have been on this drug for about 8 years. I notice the palpitations are much worse when I go to bed. They only happen once in a while during the day when I am up and moving. I stopped taking my 40 mg of Crestor 3 days ago and amazingly, the palpitation stopped when I went to bed so I was able to get to sleep. I spoke with my pharmacist today and told her what was happening and that I stopped Crestor. She told me she doesn"t have anything in her records indicating heart palpitations connected to Crestor. All I know is that since I stopped taking the Crestor in the evening, I am not having the continuous palpitations when I go to bed. I read somewhere that Crestor is a more potent statin than the others so a smaller dosage works better than the same dosage of another statin. Maybe 40 mg is way too much for my system now that I am a senior.

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