Recognize arrhythmias


Whether and how cardiac arrhythmias are perceived varies greatly from person to person. Some people take arrhythmias as something very much Scary thing and Dangerous true. Especially occasional cardiac arrhythmias or even just slight cardiac arrhythmia stay however often unnoticed. In these cases treatment is usually not necessary.

Complaints that are expressed by the person concerned can help in recognizing a cardiac arrhythmia. The Symptoms are however manifold and often not just an expression of an arrhythmia. Depending on whether the heart is beating too fast or too slowly, however, symptoms such as Palpitations (so-called Palpitations), Racing heart or even one Exposure of the heartthat show up with a drop in the pulse.
From the racing heart it must Palpitations be demarcated because heart palpitations are no expression of an arrhythmia. Most of the time it is perceived similar to a racing heart, but if you pay more attention to it, you can see that the Heartbeat not accelerating is, just that Pulse stronger is. Is a structural heart disease The cause of the arrhythmia, so it can under pressure with a pulse of over 130 beats per minute other symptoms come.
To be mentioned here are:

  • dizziness (Vertigo or uncharacteristic vertigo)
  • confusion
  • temporary speech and vision disorders and
  • Loss of consciousness

Also one Angina pectoris (Heart / chest pain) or a Heart attack can be observed. In extreme cases, a cardiogenic shock, So a Loss of consciousness due to that Pumping failure of the heart, or even a sudden cardiac death occur. Just at Atrial fibrillation, a certain form of arrhythmia with chaotic activity of the atria, can develop Blood clots detach from the heart and cause further discomfort. To be mentioned here is that Obstruction of the arteries due to material washed in (arterial embolism), which is for example a stroke can show. If you personally suspect the presence of a cardiac arrhythmia, you should consult a cardiologist who will be with you special diagnostic measures, such as a electrocardiogram (EKG) Can recognize a heart rhythm disorder.