By: Hanna Finnegan


A condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm.


Arrhythmia may not have any symptoms, but there may be some symptoms which are-

  • Are fluttering in your chest
  • A racing heartbeat
  • A slow heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Near fainting


  • Alcohol abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Drug abuse
  • Excessive coffee consumption
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Mental stress
  • Scarring of the heart; often the result of a heart attack
  • Smoking
  • Some dietary supplements
  • Some herbal treatments
  • Some medications


  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Smoking and alcohol
  • Try to remove as much stress as you can
  • Tell doctor
  • Medication


There is really no treatment for arrhythmia. There are several options, from self-treatment to medication to surgery. The treatment depends on what kind of arrhythmia you have.


  • Contribute to about 350,000 deaths a year
  • 95% of the people die before reaching the hospital


Your doctor may test you for heart disease or a problem with your thyroid gland. Your doctor may also perform heart-monitoring tests to arrhythmias.
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