Sudden Death Arrhythmias Hard to Detect

When does that heartbeat that skips after too many cups of coffee or lurches erratically at night lead to a fatal arrhythmia? "That's a popular question," said Dr. David Haines, director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Mich. "Almost everybody has a palpitation or skipped heartbeat and the overwhelming majority are benign." But more than 250,000 people die each year in the United States from sudden cardiac deaths, and most of those are thought to be from...Full Story
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