An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat.
It means that your heartbeats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern.
Types of Arrythmia
Slow heartbeat: bradycardia
Fast heartbeat: tachycardia
Irregular heartbeat: flutter or artrial fibrillation
Early heartbeat: premature contraction
Arrhythmias occur when the electrical signals to the heart that
coordinate heartbeats are not working properly.
For instance, some people experience irregular heartbeats, which may feel like a racing heart or fluttering.
Many heart arrhythmias are harmless; however, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart,
arrhythmias can cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms.
Fast facts on arrhythmias:
Some arrhythmias have no associated symptoms.
Symptoms of arrhythmia often include dizziness, breathlessness, and palpitations.
The causes of arrhythmia are varied and include diabetes, mental stress, and smoking.