What is Arrhythmia?

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An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern.

1. Tachycardia is when the heart beats faster than normal.
2. Bradycardia is when the heart beats too slowly.
3. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia. It causes an irregular and fast heart beat.


What are the symptoms of arrhythmia?

Symptoms of arrhythmias include:
1. Fast or slow heart beat
2. Skipping beats
3. Lightheadedness or dizziness
4. Chest pain
5. Shortness of breath
6. Sweating

What doctor should you see for arrhythmia?

People with arrhythmias should see a cardiologist. A cardiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases and disorders. Treatments for arrhythmias include medication, pacemakers, or sometimes surgery.

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Arrhythmia is also known as an irregular heartbeat.