Almost all of us have felt very fast heart beats some times in our lives. You might experience as your heat is skipping the beats. These can be early signs of arrhythmia, which means you might have abnormal or irregular heartbeat.
Generally, arrhythmias may not cause any signs or symptoms. Your doctor generally detects them during a routine examination. Even if you notice any signs and symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you have a serious problem.
Arrhythmias can produce many symptoms. These may include, such as:
Arrhythmias are of several types. Read about types of arrhythmias.
Different types of arrhythmia may show different symptoms. Symptoms specific to the most common types of arrhythmia are explained below.
Bradycardia occurs when your heart beats slower than normal rate. Its symptoms are:
Tachycardia occurs when your heart beats faster than normal rate. Common symptoms are:
Atrial fibrillation occurs when the upper chambers of the heart beat in an irregular pattern asynchronously with the lower chambers. Common symptoms are:
There is nothing to worry if you've experienced these symptoms occasionally. Arrhythmias are very common, in particular in old age. Millions of people have them every year.
In most cases, these do not pose any danger. But, sometimes arrhythmias can be extremely dangerous and require urgent treatment and management. You should meet your doctor if you have felt any of these symptoms too often.
The symptoms of arrhythmias are generally ignored. You should consult your doctor if you notice symptoms of arrhythmias. If you experience severe symptoms, it may require a need for immediate care.
You should call your doctor if:
Treatment may not always be needed if you have an arrhythmia. In. . . .
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