Disturbances In Your Heart: Ventricular Tachycardia (Video)

While most serious issues related to heart rhythm disturbances occur in the heart’s upper chambers, or atria, sometimes they do occur in the lower chambers, the ventricles, which are the main pumping chambers. This can cause a very rapid heartbeat called ventricular tachycardia. It’s usually caused by scarring from a heart attack or other issues … Read More

When Not to Worry About Your Irregular Heart Rhythms (Video)

We usually don’t notice the beating of our hearts unless something out of the ordinary occurs. Most people occasionally feel the sensation of extra heartbeats. While certain issues with your heart’s electrical system are concerning and serious, sometimes extra heartbeats aren’t clinically significant. Usually this occurs due to benign rhythm disturbances in the heart’s lower … Read More

Abnormally Rapid Heartbeats May Be Present at Birth (Video)

The heart’s electrical system conducts electrical impulses between the upper and lower chamber to keep the heart beating regularly and pump blood through our bodies. However, as with any electrical system, sometimes things don’t work exactly as they should. Occasionally a pathway that isn’t normally there is formed, which basically creates an electrical “short circuit” … Read More

Rhythm of Your Heart: Bridge Out Ahead (Video)

The heart is part of the body’s circulatory system, and just like the electrical system in a house has circuits that keep the power running through your home, our hearts have circuits that connect everything together and keep our hearts beating. If a circuit is out in your house, the whole system can be affected … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Irregular Heartbeats (Video)

The atria, the heart’s upper chambers, and ventricles, the heart’s lower chambers, work together to pump blood through the heart by alternately contracting and relaxing. The heart’s electrical system is the power source that makes this possible, and its natural pacemaker regulates normal rhythms. When your heart is beating normally, you usually don’t notice it. … Read More

The Ups and Downs of Your Heart Rhythms (Video)

Your heartbeat is triggered by electrical impulses that travel down a special pathway through your heart. At rest, most people’s hearts beat about 50 to 70 times each minute. That rate slows at what’s referred to as peaceful rest. When you exercise, your body needs more oxygen-rich blood, and your heart rate increases to compensate. … Read More

Your Heart is a Human Electrical System (Video)

The heart is a big muscle, and like all muscles, it conducts electrical impulses that keep your blood circulating through your body. The entire circulatory system isn’t unlike the electrical system in a house—which most people don’t think about unless the system fails. But when it’s running well, your heart’s electrical system is an amazing … Read More