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10 Signs and Symptoms of Arrhythmia

Jaclyn Hughes

Everyone has one of those days when your heart may not be functioning regularly, and you experience some chest pains for a few minutes, but when it tends to happen in a pattern, or a few times per week, there should be some cause for concern. Arrhythmia is when your heart rate begins to speed up, or slow down which can cause pain, or chest fluttering.

When it is too high, its medically referred to as “tachycardia, and when it is too slow, it is referred to as “bradycardia”. In most cases, arrhythmia attacks are more annoying than harmful, but everyone who does experience them frequently should have it checked out by a cardiologist. There are some cases where this condition can be fatal, which is why you should always trust those gut feelings you get when your body is trying to tell you something.

Some can be treated with lifestyle changes, while others can be fixed with a pacemaker, or cardiac surgeries.

Here are the 10 most common signs and symptoms of arrhythmia:

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