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Signs & Symptoms of Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia is a condition in which you experience irregular or abnormal heartbeats. This issue occurs when there is incorrect coordination between the electrical impulses of your heart and the natural rhythm. In fact, most of us might have this issue and it tends to be quite harmless. However, it might lead to some severe signs if left untreated for an extended period. Thus, make sure to notice the following signs of arrhythmia and get proper treatments.

Irregular Heartbeats

Irregular heartbeats or heart palpitations are probably one of the obvious symptoms of arrhythmia. This condition is triggered when there is a disturbance in your heart’s electrical impulses that causes a skipped beat or premature heartbeat. In these cases, your heart would beat irregularly (atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter), too slow (bradycardia), or too fast (tachycardia). Normally, a healthy heart should pump at least 100,000 times each day. But under the effects of arrhythmia, this number would be inconsistent and vary a lot between days. If palpitations happen infrequently, they are often harmless. But when the condition persists and lasts for an extended period of time, it is better to visit a doctor to prevent life-threatening complications to other parts of the body such as lungs, kidneys, or brain. [1]