Dysrhythmia Speech Outline

804 Words 4 Pages
Amya Hudson
Dr. Graves
Public speaking
March 27,2017

Cardiac Arrhythmia
General purpose: To Inform
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about Cardiac Arrhythmia.
Thesis: Today I will tell you about cardiac arrhythmia (dysrhythmia) and how it can be effecting you as we speak. I will discuss the cause, symptoms, and steps that can be taken as precaution.
Introduction
I. Attention getter -
II. Self-introduction – Good Afternoon class, my name is Amya Hudson and I am a freshman here at Albany State University. I major in Supply Chain Management / Logistics.
III. Relevancy statement – As an audience you should care because cardiac arrhythmia could be affecting you and people close to you without you even knowing. This is a silent killer but my
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Symptoms
C. Precaution steps for prevention
Body (Main point 1)
I. Causes - “An arrhythmia is an aberrant heart rhythm which is either a change in the speed or pattern of the heartbeats. Symptoms commonly associated with arrhythmias include palpitations, near syncope, syncope, chest pain, and shortness of breath.”

A. Sub point
1. Hereditary conditions are the leading cause of cardiac arrhythmia. Because there are many other conditions related.
2. Aging is the next, as we get older so does the heart. This can cause issues.
3. Electrolyte imbalance. In your blood there are things called electrolytes, such as potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium. These things help trigger electrical impulses in your heart.
4. Different medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and overly active thyroid glands can cause arrhythmia.
5. Emotional stress is a big strain on our heart.
6. Over eating can cause symptoms. Of course, not once, but if buffet is a go to all the time it could cause issues later down the line.
7. Abusing Alcohol, heavily drinking can develop a weak heart. It can trigger palpitation. This is called “holiday heart”.
8. Drug abuse. Some medications including over the counter

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