• WordNet 3.6
    • n arrhythmia an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arrhythmia In pathology, irregularity. Also spelled arhythmia.
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In literature:

Arrhythmia may begin in comparatively early life, persist in spite of treatment, and yet continue up to old age.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Goodman and Howell call this phenomenon tonal arrhythmia.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield

In news:

Advanced Arrhythmia Heart Monitor Offers Easier Use, Fewer Leads.
Thomas A Barnes EdD RRT, Sarah K Melville, Keith G Lurie* MD, Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, *Arrhythmia Center, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Consuming too much black licorice may cause abnormal heartbeats, or arrhythmias, particularly in older adults, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Technology Integrated to Enhance Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias, Provide Reference Point .
Biosense Webster, Medtronic Forge United Front Against Arrhythmias.
I had a patient aobut 10 years ago who developed a non-fatal arrhythmia after adding a caffeinated drink to other medications.
Management strategies for ventricular arrhythmias are guided by the risk of sudden death and severity of symptoms.
Hall came to WSU with a heart arrhythmia, a condition that sidelined him for most of the 2007-08 season in junior college.
A cardiac electrophysiology lab is used to treat a wide range of heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, disorders, including atrial fibrillation.
Instead, she had two heart arrhythmias.
Kenley Jansen has gone on the disabled list with a cardiac arrhythmia, and Josh Lindblom has come from Chattanooga to replace him, reports Tony Jackson of
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie reliever Kenley Jansen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with cardiac arrhythmia, the move coming one day after Jansen was released from White Memorial Hospital.
Magnesium , a natural calcium channel blocker, is an effective treatment for heart attacks and cardiac arrhythmias.
Highest Precision in Monitoring Arrhythmias.
Sun November 11 , 2012 Show: Dr Lee YardleyDr Yardley explains heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation and how the heart works.

In science:

Cardiac arrhythmia is caused when the signal from the sinus node does not propagate in the normal manner.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
Physiological abnormalities do not seem to play an important role in this arrhythmia in a sizeable fraction of cases.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
MADIT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial ) was a randomized clinical trial conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of an implanted defibrillator compared with conventional drug therapy to reduce mortality associated with ventricular arrhythmias.
Sequential tests and estimates after overrunning based on $p$-value combination
Improved survival with an implanted defibrillator in patients with coronary disease at high risk for ventricular arrhythmia.
Sequential tests and estimates after overrunning based on $p$-value combination
Being able to distinguish between regular and chaotic dynamics in a deterministic system is an important question with applications ranging from cardiac arrhythmias to the stability of our solar system.
On the Implementation of the 0-1 Test for Chaos