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atrial fibrillation (MOST COMMON) arrhythmia Irregular heartbeat, rapid, uncoordinated shuddering atrial mm Sx-fluttering, flopping, racing heartbeat, acute dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, hypotension, abnormal pulse Dx- ECG Tx-antidysrhythmics, sinoatrial node replacement pacemaker
premature ventricle contraction arrhythmia Irregular heartbeat, creates an extra contrac of the ventricle mm prior to normal contrac, skipped beat or flip flop Sx- feeling fluttering, flopping, racing heartbeat, acute dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, hypotension, abnormal pulse DxECG
tachycardia arrhythmia Irregular heartbeat, rapid heartbeat Sx- feeling fluttering, flopping, racing heartbeat, acute dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, hypotension, abnormal pulse Dx- ECG studies & auscultation
bradycardia arrhythmia Irregular heartbeat, substantially lower heartbeat Sx- feeling fluttering, flopping, racing heartbeat, acute dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, hypotension, abnormal pulse Dx- ECG studies & auscultation
Created by: michellerolfs