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Symptoms of Arrhythmia

If you suspect you have arrhythmia, you've come to the right place. This condition may resemble other conditions, so it's important to note all of your symptoms.

Millions of Americans suffer from arrhythmia, and they report the following symptoms.
  • Heart palpitations – most often described as a “racing heart” or a “thumping or fluttering”
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Syncope – a fainting spell that happens when the heart does not pump adequate blood to the brain
  • Near-syncope – a feeling of lightheadedness, dizziness or weakness, usually lasting only a few seconds
  • Difficulty breathing (shortness of breath/dyspnea) 
  • Chest pain
  • Inability to lay flat in bed
  • Swelling in the lower extremities or abdomen

The symptoms of arrhythmias may resemble other conditions and some may even go unnoticed. It is important to take note of persistent irregular heartbeats, or irregular heartbeats that are occurring more frequently and lasting for longer periods of time. Tell your doctor right away should you experience any of the listed symptoms.

For more information on arrhythmia or to schedule an appointment, call us at 314-996-9627 or contact us online.

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