Kinds of Arrhythmias and Its Meaning

Nitin Chandola

Posted on - July 16, 2019

Arrhythmia is an abnormal or irregular heart rhythm resulting from any changes, deviation or malfunction in the conduction system of the heart. Early diagnosis of an arrhythmia is very important. This is because the longer an arrhythmia lasts without any detection or treatment, the greater the chances of permanent damage and additional heart dysfunction. Spandan ECG can detect about 8 kinds of arrhythmias, which can be helpful for heart attack prone patients, Gym enthusiasts, athletes, healthy citizens too. Here is the discussion on the Arrhythmias which Spandan ECG device and Application can detect.

  • 1. Normal Sinus Rhythm

    Descriptions: All complexes normal and frequency is between 60 to 100 beats per minute.

  • 2. Sinus Bradycardia

    Descriptions: A sinus rhythm of less than 60 beats per minute

  • 3. Sinus Tachycardia

    Descriptions: The sinus node sends out electrical signals faster than usual, speeding up the rate. A sinus rhythm of more than 100 beats per minute.

  • 4. Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

    Descriptions: Usually caused by re-entry currents within the atria or between ventricles and atria producing higher heart rates of 140~250. (Sinus rhythm at 160 BPM.)

  • 5. Atrial Flutter

    Descriptions: Large regular P-waves (sinus rate of 250~350BPM). Ventricular response varies.

  • 6. Sinus Arrhythmia

    Descriptions: Normal beats, but triggered at an irregular interval from 60 to 100 BPM, causing varying R-R interval.

  • 7. Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia (PAT)

    Descriptions: A repeated periods of the very fast heartbeat which begin and ends suddenly. 160 BPM for 5 seconds alternating with normal sinus rhythm at 80 BPM.

These arrhythmias (except Normal Sinus Rhythm) persists for a longer period of time after consecutive tests at an interval of 30 seconds it can be a case of Acute Myocardial Infraction.

Do consult the physician after the test for acute Myocardial Infraction