What are the signs and symptoms of an arrhythmia?

Many times, arrhythmias can occur without any signs or symptoms, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

When there are symptoms, however, the most common ones, according to the NIH, include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Palpitations, which means feeling your heart beating in a different rhythm than it usually does or should be
  • Pauses between heartbeats
  • Slow heartbeat

Some arrhythmias can cause more serious signs and symptoms, according to the NIH, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Weakness, dizziness and light-headedness

Talk with your doctor for more information about the signs and symptoms of arrhythmias.

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