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Heart Rhythm Disorders (cont.)

Heart Rhythm Disorders Prognosis

The detection and management of heart rhythm disorders are undergoing constant improvement. The past years have seen an unprecedented explosion of information about these conditions. Detection and management of heart rhythm disorders has improved the quality and quantity of life. However, patients need to keep follow-up appointments and maintain their medications because not doing this can severely reduce a person's outcome. Untreated, ignored, or "undertreated" serious arrhythmias can result in syncope, strokes, heart failure, and sudden death.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/26/2015

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