Any irregularity in the natural rhythm of the heart is called “arrhythmia.” Anyone can feel irregular heartbeats or palpitations at some point in their life, and these mild and infrequent palpitations are harmless
Arrhythmias are also defined according to the speed of the heartbeats. Bradycardia is a very slow pulse, that is, a heart rate less than 60 beats per minute. Tachycardia is a very fast pulse, that is, a heart rate above 100 beats per minute. The most severe type of arrhythmia is fibrillation, which is when rapid and uncoordinated heartbeats occur, which are contractions of individual cardiac muscle fibers.
The presence or absence of symptoms and the specific types of symptoms depend on the state of the heart and the type of arrhythmia. The symptoms also depend on the severity, frequency and duration of the arrhythmia. Some arrhythmias do not produce warning symptoms. Contrary to popular belief, palpitations do not always indicate that the person has an arrhythmia.
Symptoms of bradycardia
Feeling tired, short of breath, dizzy or weak.
Symptoms of tachycardia
A strong pulse in the neck or irregular heartbeats accelerated in the chest.
Discomfort in the chest, weakness, shortness of breath, sweating and dizziness.
In the CMC, the diagnosis of a cardiac arrhythmia is made in the Consultation, by performing tests such as the rest or effort ECG, the 24-hour Holter or the tilting table test.
In cases that require invasive procedures by catheterization to perform an ablation or implantation of a pacemaker or automatic defibrillator, the patient enters the Hospital Center, where our Cardiologists along with the specialists in Arrhythmias will attend the patient for the duration of the entry