Cardiac arrhythmia effects of a heart attack
A heart attack counts as one of the most frightening and distressing experiences in life. Now is the time to do everything in your power to ensure that such an event does not repeat itself. During a heart attack, regions of the heart tissue become damaged; myocardial cells die off and are overgrown with scar and connective tissue cells. Such cells, however, are non-conductive and cause the regular “electrical system” of the heart to go haywire, thereby promoting the development of cardiac arrhythmias. This state is a very common late sequela of a heart attack. Up to one fifth of all heart attack patients develop atrial fibrillation.