WHAT ARE THE SIGNS? WHERE ARE THE CAUSES?
HOW DO I RECOGNIZE WHETHER TREATMENT IS NECESSARY?
The human heart at rest strikes between 60 and 100 times a minute at the normal, regular rate. Then the heart is healthy.
If the heart deviates from this normal condition by fast or slow beating, cardiac arrhythmias may be the cause. Then an irregular succession of heartbeats occurs. This irregularity can occur singularly and in easy succession.
This type of cardiac arrhythmia goes unnoticed by many people and is mostly harmless. They are referred to in medicine as extrasystoles.
These also include the palpitations. The affected person perceives the heartbeat or the occasional dropouts more clearly.
This unpleasant feeling often brings us humans to the doctor, who then usually no health restrictions or illnesses.
But even more serious forms of cardiac arrhythmias, which are accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, dysregulation, palpitations and chest pain, can occur in humans.
The sequence of heartbeats changes abruptly from the normal state to a faster or slower heart rate.
These arrhythmias are also referred to as arrhythmias in some medical reports. The arrhythmias are differentiated according to the type of heartbeat:
If cardiac arrhythmias are due to a too rapid heartbeat, this disorder is referred to as tachycardia. If the heartbeat is too slow, the physician speaks of bradycardia.
Be aware of the following:
Cardiac arrhythmias are not a disease of their own but are more often a cause of a disease.
Cardiac arrhythmias are diagnosed by doctors as the most common cause of heart disease, with a significant increase in recent years and decades, according to the German Society of Cardiology.
When are cardiac arrhythmias worrying?
The heart does not beat even for a lifetime. Everybody has an irregular heartbeat at some point.
Cardiac arrhythmia is characterized by a frequently occurring irregular, fast or slow heartbeat.
If then stumbles, shortness of breath, chest pain, fast fatigue and anxiety added, a doctor should definitely be visited.
Regular blood pressure and pulse measurements of the patient at home or in a pharmacy make sense.