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WHAT EXACTLY IS AN ARRHYTHMIA?

The word arrhythmia comes from two Greek words. The first is ‘a-’ which means absence or loss and the second is ‘rhythmos’ which means rhythm. So arrhythmia literally means absence or loss of rhythm. A cardiac arrhythmia therefore means loss of cardiac rhythm. It is however used in medical practice as a description for disturbance rather than absence of heart rhythm. In that sense, the term dysrhy [...]

By |August 31st, 2022|Arrhythmia, Blog|3 Comments

Grace’s story of beating POTS

In my mid-20’s my health started to take a turn for the worse, in so many different ways. My back pain that I had had from my mid-teens started to get worse and I was finally referred to a spinal surgeon for my scoliosis, and at 27 I had a spinal fusion. Following the fusion, my health continued to deteriorate; I suffered from digestive problems, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, near faint [...]

How changing my diet helped my heart palpitations: Stephanie’s story

I have had SVT since I was 13, now 38. Luckily, my episodes are infrequent and am able to covert within a minute. I have noticed as I have gotten into my late 30s, I deal with ectopics during hormone fluctuations. I have been trying various diets in hopes of finding a way to keep the ectopics and SVTs away. I am not on any meds. Through trial and error, I have finally found what works for me.... 1 [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Patient Stories|1 Comment
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