2022 March
Volume : 10 Issue : 1

Managing arrhythmias - A guide to Physicians

Kumar V, Arora A, Suri P, Arora V

Pdf Page Numbers :- 30-38

Vivek Kumar1, Ashutosh Arora2, Pawan Suri3, and Vanita Arora1,*


1Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

2Honors Programme, University of South Carolina, USA

3Department of Cardiology, Global Hospital, Jalandhar, Punjab, India


*Corresponding author: Vanita Arora, Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi-110076, India. Mobile: +919818569111; Email:


Received 12 October 2021; Revised 10 December 2021; Accepted 20 December 2021; Published 29 December 2021


Citation: Kumar V, Arora A, Suri P, Arora V. Managing arrhythmias - A guide to Physicians. J Med Sci Res. 2022; 10(1):30-38. DOI:


Copyright: © 2022 Kumar V et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Cardiac arrhythmia is a condition in which the heart beats with an irregular rhythm. There is an abnormality in the site of the origin of impulse, rate, or conduction. Arrhythmia affects millions of people around the world. While they may occur at any age, they are most commonly seen in older patients. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) often occurs as a result of arrhythmias. SCD accounts for nearly 50% of deaths due to cardiovascular disease and about 15% of all deaths globally. About 80% of SCD occur as a result of ventricular arrhythmias [1]. Atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter (AFl) resulted in 112,000 deaths in 2013 — a stark increase from 29,000 in 1990. A patient may present with symptoms of palpitation, giddiness, uneasiness, syncope, SCD, or with non-specific complaints. A lot of patients may remain asymptomatic for variable periods till the first episode and in-between episodes.


Keywords: arrhythmias; cardiac arrhythmia; bradyarrhythmia; tachyarrhythmia; Physicians