Also indexed as:Arrhythmia (Cardiac), Irregular Heartbeat, Atrial Fibrillation, Sick Sinus Syndrome, Supraventricular Premature Beats, Tachyarrhythmias (Cardiac), Ventricular Premature Beats
When your heart skips, you may feel dizzy or anxious. Although an irregular heartbeat is often harmless, it should be treated with care. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
About This Condition
Cardiac arrhythmia is a term that denotes a disturbance of the heart rhythm.
Cardiac arrhythmias can range in severity from entirely benign to immediately life-threatening. If
arrhythmia is suspected, a doctor should be consulted for confirmation. In addition, the use of natural
substances for arrhythmia should always be supervised by a doctor.
Most arrhythmia does not result in symptoms, but people may experience anxiety, lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, unusual awareness of the heartbeat, and sensations of fluttering or pounding in the chest.
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