Definition of dysrhythmia in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Abnormality in a physiological rhythm, especially in the activity of the brain or heart.

    ‘congestive heart failure and dysrhythmia’
    count noun ‘these drugs have been noted to cause cardiac dysrhythmias’
    • ‘Cardiac diagnoses such as acute myocardial infarction, angina, dysrhythmia, and heart failure, are very common causes for hospital admission.’
    • ‘Signs of toxicity include cardiac dysrhythmias, nausea, tremor, and headache.’
    • ‘Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is well known as an independent risk factor for stroke, and millions of patients with this cardiac dysrhythmia are also at risk for cardiogenic embolism.’
    • ‘The patient must be closely followed to detect any hemodynamic disturbance or cardiac dysrhythmia, keeping in mind this possibility.’
    • ‘‘Holiday heart syndrome’ refers to an episode of dysrhythmia after an alcohol binge.’
    • ‘More severe episodes may progress to respiratory difficulties, hypotension, or cardiac dysrhythmias.’
    • ‘An electrocardiogram should be obtained to detect dysrhythmias, and brain imaging should be performed if neurologic findings are present.’
    • ‘Clinical manifestations of overdose include agitation, hallucinations, psychosis, lethargy, seizures, tachycardia, dysrhythmia, hypertension, and hyperthermia.’
    • ‘Two deaths occurred in patients with end-stage cardiomyopathy for whom defibrillator discharges failed to reverse the ventricular dysrhythmia.’
    • ‘A pretravel evaluation should explore the possibility of angina, volume overload, and dysrhythmia.’
    • ‘Miller reported that low cardiac output syndrome and atrial dysrhythmias were associated with prolonged stays in the ICU.’
    • ‘Its role in the management of atrial fibrillation has definitely diminished as other, more effective agents are commonly used in the treatment of this dysrhythmia.’
    • ‘Therefore, beta blockers should take precedence over digoxin, especially when bradycardia is a concern or a patient is at high risk for dysrhythmia.’
    • ‘The role of digoxin in the treatment of a failing heart without dysrhythmias is unclear.’
    • ‘The use of continuous EKG monitoring should be considered for patients with cardiovascular disease, patients at risk for dysrhythmias, or those who have irregular rhythms on auscultation or oximetry.’
    • ‘Although rare, cardiac dysrhythmias, heart failure, or intracerebral hemorrhage can occur.’
    • ‘Some astronauts also complained of dysrhythmias and tachycardia, and others complained of ‘racing’ hearts and altered blood pressures after returning to Earth.’
    • ‘Other reasons for sudden death include cardiac dysrhythmias related to hypoxia, hyperinflation leading to air trapping, and tension pneumothorax.’
    • ‘However, it can cause severe cardiac dysrhythmias, including cardiac arrest, so you should always start electrocardiographic monitoring when giving it.’
    • ‘It is essential to document symptoms concurrent with the dysrhythmia when evaluating whether pacemaker placement will be beneficial.’