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Atrial Fibrillation: When the Electrical System Misfires (Video)

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Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is the most common irregular heart rhythm. Our heart is powered by a complex electrical system, and sometimes it misfires – which causes a fast, chaotic rhythm that can be alarming. Learn more.

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Rhythm of Your Heart: Bridge Out Ahead (Video)

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People who experience a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm sometimes can see their beats per minute rise from a normal of 70 to up to 250. This occurs when there are issues with the “bridge” that connects the heart’s “circuits.”

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The Ins and Outs of Irregular Heartbeats (Video)

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Your heart has its own “electrical system,” which powers the beating of your heart. The heart’s natural pacemaker regulates your heart’s rhythm, unless something irregular — called an arrhythmia — occurs.

Slow or Rapid Heartbeat-What You Need to Know

Do You Have a Slow or Racing Heartbeat?

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Each day we take for granted that our hearts will continue efficiently beating oxygen-rich blood to our organs. But a slow or rapid heartbeat—called bradycardia and tachycardia—can cause serious functional problems.

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Patient Receives New, Leadless Pacemaker

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A Cleveland Clinic patient with a slowed heartbeat is the third in the nation to receive the device as part of an international, multicenter clinical trial testing its safety and efficacy for FDA approval.

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Short of Breath? It Could Be a Heart Issue

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The fitter you are, the better you will feel as you age. But if you experience a sudden decrease in your activity level, something could be wrong and it is time to talk to your doctor.

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Back On the Ice (Video)

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NHL hockey player turned coach, Teppo Numminen, bounced back after a heart condition took him off the ice in 2007. To this day he uses the experience of his surgery to coach his team.

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Buzz Kill: Energy Drinks

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Before you reach for an energy drink, decide whether increased blood pressure and a prolonged QT interval (an abnormal heart rhythm) is the buzz you’re after.

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5 Heart Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the US, is not something that should be taken lightly. Cleveland Clinic’s Richard Krasuski, MD, highlights five symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.

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Anxiety and Arrhythmia (Video)

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Taking care of the head will help the heart. A long-term history of anxiety can precipitate certain cardiac conditions like arrhythmia.