Cardiac arrhythmias

  • Martin Kaltenbach
  • Ronald E. Vlietstra


The manifestations of cardiac arrhythmias may be remarkably varied. On the one hand, they may be an expression of physiologic function, and therefore may be documented in healthy subjects. On the other hand, they may be a manifestation of severe cardiac disease and, finally, they are the most frequent cause of sudden cardiac death. It is possible to classify them according to where they originate and also within the following four categories.


Atrial Fibrillation Ventricular Tachycardia Atrial Flutter Atrial Tachycardia Right Bundle Branch Block 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Kaltenbach
    • 1
  • Ronald E. Vlietstra
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of Internal Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Frankfurt University HospitalJohann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.The Watson ClinicLakelandUSA

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