Arrhythmias and irregularities of heart rhythm in children are different from those in adults and require the expertise of a physician specially trained in pediatric electrophysiology.
The heart is, in the simplest terms, a pump made up of muscle tissue. The heart's pumping action is regulated by an electrical conduction system that coordinates the contraction of the heart chambers.
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An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an abnormal rhythm of the heart. The heart is a pump made of muscle tissue. Its pumping action is regulated by an electrical conduction system that coordinates the contractions of the four chambers of the heart. Problems with this electrical conduction system can cause an arrhythmia.
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