Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome In Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, the heart beats abnormally fast. The syndrome is congenital (present at birth) and is caused by an extra electrical connection in the heart.
Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) is an abnormal increase in heart rate after sitting or standing up. It typically causes dizziness, fainting, sweating and other symptoms. There are many possible causes of PoTS, but in many cases the condition is unexplained.
Pacemaker implantation Pacemaker implantation is a surgical procedure where a small electrical device called a pacemaker is implanted in your chest. The pacemaker sends regular electrical pulses that help keep your heart beating regularly.
Oedema Oedema is the medical term for fluid retention in the body. The build-up of fluid causes affected tissue to become swollen. The swelling can occur in one particular part of the body – for example, as the result of an injury – or it can be more general.
Long QT syndrome Long QT syndrome causes problems with the electrical activity of the heart. It's uncommon, occurring in around 1 in every 2,000 people. Long QT syndrome is often the result of a faulty gene that's inherited from one of your parents.
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