• Arrhythmia

Have you been diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia (also called an irregular heartbeat)? 

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Signs and Symptoms

Think you may be experiencing arrhythmia? Know the signs and symptoms.

A cardiac arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. Your heart may beat too quickly, too slowly or irregularly. There are two basic kinds of arrhythmias. Bradycardia is when the heart rate is too slow - less than 60 beats per minute. Tachycardia is when the heart rate is too fast - more than 100 beats per minute.

Cardiac arrhythmia symptoms can include:
  • Fluttering in your chest (e.g. atrial flutter)
  • Racing heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting (syncope) or near fainting

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