Cardiac Dysrhythmia vs Arrhythmia


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Dysrhythmia means:

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1. Arrhythmia means:


An irregular heartbeat can, for all practical purposes, be called:

I. An arrhythmia

II. A dysrhythmia

III. A sinus rhythm

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You have the chance to see how cardiac dysrhythmia and arrhythmia differ thanks to this quiz and worksheet. You will be assessed on some terms like arrhythmia and dysrhythmia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assets, you will be assessed on:

  • What an irregular heartbeat can be called
  • The meaning of rhythmos
  • Proper term for any rhythm other than the sinus rhythm
  • The meaning of arrhythmia
  • What dysrhythmia is

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dysrhythmia and arrhythmia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of rhythmos
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what an irregular heartbeat can be called and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can cover more topics about these medical conditions using the lesson: Cardiac Dysrhythmia vs. Arrhythmia. Some other topics you can explore are:

  • How arrhythmia and dysrhythmia differ
  • Characteristics of arrhythmia
  • What asystole is