Definition of arrhythmia in English:


Syllabification: ar·rhyth·mi·a
Pronunciation: /āˈriT͟Hmēə
, əˈriT͟Hmēə


A condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm.
More example sentences
  • The answer is they have all been affected by types of arrhythmia, or heart rhythm disorders.
  • If you suffer from heart failure you can suddenly die from erratic heart beat - arrhythmia.
  • An arrhythmia may cause the heart's rhythm to be irregular, abnormally fast, or abnormally slow.


late 19th century: from Greek arruthmia 'lack of rhythm', from a- 'without' + rhuthmos (see rhythm).

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