Symptoms of Arrhythmia

The signs and symptoms of arrhythmias are not very apparent. A person may not know that they have arrhythmias unless the condition causes them pain or discomfort. However, those who experience arrhythmias repeatedly and for prolonged durations may be able to experience its symptoms. The doctor usually finds arrhythmias only when a person’s pulse is taken with the help of an electrocardiogram.

Some of the known symptoms of this condition include:

  • Severe palpitations, especially when lying down or waking up with a start.
  • Skipped heart beats, which are not counted but felt. A person may also experience fluttering and a feeling that the heart is not beating normally.
  • One may experience a pounding in the chest if the heart is beating too fast or too hard.
  • Light-headedness and dizziness occur when the heart is beating too slow and sufficient blood does not reach the organs.
  • There may be severe chest discomfort depending on how fast the heart is beating.
  • There is constant feeling of weakness and tiredness.
  • Sweating and anxiety are other symptoms that a person can experience due to arrhythmias.