Other heart rhythm disorders

Atrial fibrillation is by far the most common heart rhythm disorder. However, there are a number of other heart rhythm disorders that can cause episodes of rapid heartbeat. They can either originate from the atria of the heart, from the AV node, from the ventricles of the heart or be due to extra conduction pathways between the atria and ventricles.

Other cardiac arrhythmias that may be a problem are atrial flutter, AVNRT, WPW, focal atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat attacks from the pump chambers), ventricular extrasystoles (extra beats from the heart chambers) and atrial extrasystoles (extra beats from the anterior chambers).

In the posts below you can read more about the other heart rhythm disorders


What Is An Atrial Flutter?

An atrial flutter is a type of cardiac arrhythmia that often occurs in individuals who are also suffering from atrial fibrillation.

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Atriale ekstrasystoler

Atrial extrasystoles

If the heart beat starts in the heart chambers, we call it ventricular extrasystoles. If they start in the atria, they are called "atrial extrasystoles".

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Ventrikulære ekstrasystoler

Ventricular Extrasystoles

Ventricular extrasystoles is the medical term for extra beats in a patient’s heart chamber. These are common and are normally benign, but...

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WPW syndrom

What Is WPW Syndrome?

Patients with WPW have an extra lead path between the atria and heart chambers, often between the left atrium and the left ventricle.

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Pacemaker ved hjertesvigt

How Pacemakers Treat Heart Failure

When a heart’s ability to pump is impaired, it can be necessary to implant a special type of pacemaker that can stimulate both the right and left ventricles simultaneously.

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Hjertestarter (ICD)

What Is An ICD?

A cardiac arrest is a life-threatening arrhythmia in which the heart's pumping function stops - and thus no blood comes out to the body's organs

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