Tweet If you’re a smoker and experiencing either arrhythmia or heart palpitations, there is a clear connection between the two. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of heart palpitations, rapid heartbeat and arrhythmia. What is the link? Simply put, nicotine is a stimulant and when you smoke, nicotine accelerates the electrical conducting system within your […]

Types of Arrhythmia and Basic Terms

Tweet Atrial Flutter (Rapid Heart Rate) – abnormal heart rhythm that happens in the atria of the heart Atrial Fibrillation – the heart is beating too fast and irregularly.  You need to seek treatment and this may increase your risk of stroke. Arrhythmia – An irregularity in the force or rhythm of the heartbeat. Bpm […]

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Tweet According to Wikipedia: A supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) also known as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a rapid rhythm of the heart in which the origin of the heart beat is either in the atria or an electrical loop involving the AV node. This is in contrast to the potentially deadlier ventricular tachycardias, which are […]