Q and A – Palpitations and More in Spanish
Published February 13, 2018
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    María Laura Mecías joins me from Elebaires Spanish school to answer your questions regarding the most recent clinical dialogue Atrial Fibrillation in Spanish. We talk about expressing the sensation of palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness in Spanish, and more.
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    Heart Rate and Rhythm
    M: ¿Cómo se dice el número de latidos del corazón por minuto?
    L: Nosotros le decimos el ritmo cardíaco. Ritmo cardíaco es justamente cuantas pulsaciones tenés por minuto.
    pulsaciones/latidos por minuto
    beats per minute
    M: Y…pero… ¿Cómo se refiere al ritmo?… Como, por ejemplo en la fibrilación auricular, cuando hablamos del ritmo estamos hablando del patrón de las pulsaciones, como es irregular en lugar de ser regular.
    L: Tal qual, patrón.
    M: How would you express when the heart rhythm is regular as opposed to irregular in atrial fibrillation?
    L: Ritmo regular, ritmo irregular.
    ritmo cardíaco
    heart rate, heart rhythm
    frecuencia cardíaca
    heart rate

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