What are the symptoms of arrhythmia?

Many arrhythmias cause no signs or symptoms. When signs or symptoms are present, the most common ones are:

•Palpitations (feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, or beating too hard or fast)
•A slow heartbeat
•An irregular heartbeat
•Feeling pauses between heartbeats

More serious signs and symptoms include:
•Weakness, dizziness, and lightheadedness
•Fainting or nearly fainting
•Shortness of breath
•Chest pain

This answer from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has been reviewed and/or edited by Dr. William D. Knopf.

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