Arrhythmia is a condition when your heart does not beat in a regular manner. Irregular heartbeat is called Arrhythmia. However, it does not mean your heart beats too fast or too slow, but there is a certain abnormality in that beating. It may seem that your heart just skipped a beat or added a beat. However, sometimes the patients cannot notice anything because Arrhythmia is silent.
This heart issue can be totally harmless or can be an emergency for your health. In case you are feeling that your heart is beating too fast or too slow, then you must call a doctor immediately.
- Palpitations or flip-flops in the heart
- Pounding inside the chest
- Frequent shortness of breath
- Tightness along with chest pain
If the above mentions signs and symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, it is better to schedule an appointment with a doctor.
However, sometimes it can be silent, and only the doctor can notice that irregularity in the heart beat during the medical examination.
Even a healthy heart can have an arrhythmia. Apart from that, you can have this issue because of a heart disease, changes in the heart muscles, injury in the heart due to heart attack, the wrong balance of electrolytes in the blood.
The type and seriousness of arrhythmia determine the treatment. Some people do not need any treatment and some may need to go through surgeries or long medication. Some people can get rid of this by bringing some changes in their lifestyle also. There are multiple drugs that can cause cure to this disease if it is diagnosed at the early stage.