Fast Five Quiz: Arrhythmias

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


April 03, 2019

Arrhythmia is a condition in which the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat is irregular or abnormal. According to recent data, more than 33 million individuals worldwide have atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia. By 2030, more than 12 million Americans are projected to have atrial fibrillation. Common arrhythmia causes include caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, stress, and various medications.

Arrhythmias that begin in the atrium or at the gateway to the lower chambers are supraventricular arrhythmias. These include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Arrhythmias in the lower chamber typically require urgent medical care and include ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

Are you familiar with what to watch for and best practices for patients who present with symptoms of arrhythmias? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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