Wednesday, 14 October 2015

How To Know If Your Heart Skipped A Beat?

Arrhythmias can produce a broad range of symptoms, from barely perceptible to cardiovascular collapse and death. When the arrhythmia occurs for longer time that it affects the normal functioning, a more serious symptoms other than the irregular heartbeat, may develop such as: (1) fatigue where they may experience extreme tiredness (, 2015), (2) dizziness where they experience a whirling sensation in the head that may cause them to lose balance (, 2015), (3) lightheadedness where they feel dizzy and feel that they are about to pass out, fainting or near fainting spells where they experience temporary loss of consciousness (, 2015), (4) shortness of breath where there is the presence of sensation that they need extra effort to breath (Schueler, 2015) and (5) chest pain. In a worst-case scenario, they may collapse and have sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is when someone collapsed in a sudden, is not breathing normally and irresponsive because their heart suddenly stops pumping blood to the whole body (, 2015).


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