Irregular heart rate (also commonly called abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia) occurs when your heart beats too fast, too slow, or at irregular intervals. The heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, and chambers, all controlling how, when, and where your blood is pumped. This vital system can be disrupted, damaged, or compromised, which changes the pattern in which your heart beats.

Symptoms

If you have an irregular heart rate, you might experience one of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling faint, dizzy, or even light-headed
  • Sweating of various intensities
  • Irregular pulse or heart palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale pallor

If you experience one or more of these conditions or would simply like to start paying attention to your heart health, contact Radiant Primary Care today. We’ll discuss your options during your initial consultation and decide the right course of treatment to suit your individual needs.