10 facts about Heart Rhythm Disorder: Heart arrhythmia
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- An irregular heartbeat is known as cardiac arrhythmia (uh-RITH-me-uh). When the electrical signals that coordinate the heart’s beats don’t work properly, heart rhythm abnormalities (heart arrhythmias) arise.
- The heart beats too rapidly (tachycardia), too slowly (bradycardia), or irregularly due to improper signaling Heart arrhythmias can cause a fluttering or racing heart, but they are usually harmless. Some heart rhythms, on the other hand, can create uncomfortable — and even life-threatening — signs and symptoms.
- A person’s heart rate might be rapid or sluggish for a variety of reasons. The heart rate, for example, may increase during exercise or decrease during sleep.