What is benign arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is an irregularity of heart beat does not pother you symptomatically or affect your hemodynamic and have no prognostic significance. There are three types which:

  1. Sinus arrhythmia it called respiratory arrhythmia so the heart rate increase when you take deep breathing and fall when you breath out in cycle manner, we see that rhythm on ECG accidentally and it is not harmful.
  2. Isolated atrial ectopic beat it originated from atria the upper part of the heart you may feel drop beat or may not. It does not need treatment usually.
  3. Infrequent ventricular ectopic beat which is the most common arrhythmia may occur in people with or without heart disease. The main causes are:

Stress, caffeine, nicotine,,,,, heart disease or electrolyte imbalance.

 The infrequent PVCs do not need specific treatment just to avoid smoking and stress and caffeine, whereas very frequent ventricular ectopic need medical investigation to know exactly what is going on and what should be do to protect you from any serious situation.

What are the basic causes of arrythmia?

There are three main causes for arrhythmia:

  • Coronary artery disease including ischemia (angina) or heart attack.
  • Electrolyte imbalance especially sodium, potassium and magnesium.
  • Heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy, heart failure, ventricular aneurysm.

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