Arrhythmia Health Center

Arrhythmias may be permanent or may come and go. It is possible to not feel any symptoms when the arrhythmia is present. Sometimes the symptoms are only noticed during physical activity.

The severity of symptoms varies from mild to severe, even life-threatening.

Common symptoms may be:

  • Palpitations - feelings that the heart skipped a beat, fluttering, or beating too hard/fast.
  • Pauses between heartbeats
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Slow heartbeat

Serious symptoms include:

  • fainting
  • chest Pain
  • slow or fast heartbeat (palpitations)
  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
Review Date: 
June 15, 2012
Last Updated:
August 5, 2014