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Jan
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
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Jan
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comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Please, stick to the topic here. The topic is about what is irregular heartbeat and how the blood pressure monitoring devices work. Not about deducing irregular heartbeat from blood pressure. You confuse in your comment now also heart rate and heartbeat too. Please, read carefully before asserting again. Also, please use trustworthy sources like Harrison, Merck's manual and some publications. Your webpage is not a good source.
Jan
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comment What is the effect of persistent hypothermia on cardiac performance?
Please, search for it as described by the condition. It is covered in some places but with emphasis that we do not understand the mechanisms. This thread is the first place in any literature which tries to understand its mechanisms and try to explain it. Some interesting cases, I have found, where asymptomatic exodus, and where even supporting the temperature by external devices cannot keep the temperature in the normal range. There is very likely change in the set point of body temperature, probably pathology related to hypothalamus.
Jan
9
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Think a moment what you say, please. You have no references. You only assert. You cannot distinguish between subjective and objective measuring systems in your answer and comment, it seems. You exaggerate by using word only many times, which gives me a signal that you do not know this field well. ECHO is the golden standard for the dynamics of the heart, but please remain in the topic and do not go sideways. We consider here personal blood pressure monitoring systems like pointed by the OP.
Jan
9
comment What is the effect of persistent hypothermia on cardiac performance?
36.0 C is very slow. Normal is 36.5–37.5 C.
Jan
9
comment What is the effect of persistent hypothermia on cardiac performance?
I am not speaking about someone not dressing adequately for the winter. Persistent. The temperature remains anytime at 36 C.
Jan
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
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Jan
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comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@RoryM I recommend you to study little more Physics and Mathematics if you want to understand the big flaws in this answer. He does not answer to the main question explicitly what is irregular heartbeat. He does not try to explain how those machines work. This answer is biased and not useful to understand how the electronic device can do the analysis of the heartbeat, particularly of irregular heartbeat. You make extremely big simplifications if you do the analysis of the blood pressure based on these implicit facts, just ignoring the frequency space completely.
Jan
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
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Jan
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comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
I simplified again a lot the answer. Feel free to edit, since I had to write very simple English here.
Jan
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Simpler
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
clearer and shorter, typo
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
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Jan
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
simpler
Jan
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comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
-1 This answer is about the origin of the cardiac rhythm with major simplifications in the cardiac cycle. Irregular heart beat is not the same thing as arrythmias, also dangerous overloading of tachycardia with arrythmia. Focus on the explicit classification of heartbeat based on origin, not how those machines work.
Jan
8
comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
-1 because it is not correct answer to the functioning of the blood pressure monitoring. This answer emphasizes the melodies that are events in time interval of the heartbeat. There are also irregularities in the amplitudes of the heartbeat. There can be many amplitudes or energy levels in one heartbeat. Those machines do not only consider cardiac rhythm in making the diagnosis. They consider the energy levels and cardiac rhythm together. Without energy, you cannot even get pressure!
Jan
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revised What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
Simpler
Jan
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comment What does irregular heartbeat mean in simple language?
@Chris Thank you for your comment! I simplified the body, removed about 50% of the content, and added only references. This answer is not complete and has never been!