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What are the symptoms of arrhythmias?

Related Topics: Arrhythmia
 

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An arrhythmia can be silent and not cause any symptoms. A doctor can detect an irregular heartbeat during a physical exam by taking your pulse or through an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).

When symptoms of an arrhythmia occur, they may include:

  • Palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or "flip-flops").
  • Pounding in your chest.
  • Dizziness or feeling light-headed.
  • Fainting.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest discomfort.
  • Weakness or fatigue (feeling very tired).

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