What Does A Heart Arrhythmia Feel Like?

Can you feel an irregular heartbeat?

Symptoms of Arrhythmias

A doctor can find an irregular heartbeat during a physical exam by taking your pulse or through an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).

If you do have symptoms, they may include: Palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or “flip-flops”)

How serious is a heart arrhythmia?

An arrhythmia describes an irregular heartbeat – the heart may beat too fast, too slowly, too early, or irregularly. Many heart arrhythmias are harmless; however, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmias can cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms.

What triggers heart arrhythmia?

Arrhythmias may be caused by many different factors, including: Coronary artery disease. Electrolyte imbalances in your blood (such as sodium or potassium). Changes in your heart muscle.

What does heart flutter feel like?

You may be experiencing heart palpitations, which can feel like your heart is beating too fast, pumping too hard, or fluttering. Usually lasting only a few seconds, they can also be felt in your throat, neck, or chest. Lots of things can trigger heart palpitations, like anxiety, medications, or strenuous exercise.