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Cardiac Arrhythmia Symptoms
and Causes

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 cardiologist should be consulted for confirmation. In addition, the use of natural substances for arrhythmia should always be supervised by a doctor.


Symptoms do not always develop; but if they do, their onset is usually sudden and may include palpitations (irregular heartbeats). Other symptoms include light-headedness, sometimes leading to loss of consciousness, shortness of breath, pain in the chest or neck. Stroke and heart failure are possible complications.


These are abnormal rates in the rhythm of the heartbeat. In the more common palpitations, the heart occasionally seems to skip a beat or two. They are often minor and self-correcting. But cardiac arrhythmia is not. They generally do not normalize by themselves; and they can lead to a potentially fatal heart attack. Arrhythmia usually occurs in people over 50.

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