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What's the difference between heart arrhythmias and palpitations?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Sign vs symptom

A palpitation is a symptom the pt feels , and an arrythmia is a sign that is picked up at the time of physical exam or on an ecg.

In brief: Sign vs symptom

A palpitation is a symptom the pt feels , and an arrythmia is a sign that is picked up at the time of physical exam or on an ecg.
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Condition->symptom

An arrhythmia (or dysrrhythmia) is a heart rhythm that is not normal and may be due to heart disease.
Palpitations is a non-specific term that is used to indicate that an individual senses that there is something unusual in the way his or her heart is beating. Just becoming aware of your heart beat can lead to a sensation of palpitations with no true underlying disease.

In brief: Condition->symptom

An arrhythmia (or dysrrhythmia) is a heart rhythm that is not normal and may be due to heart disease.
Palpitations is a non-specific term that is used to indicate that an individual senses that there is something unusual in the way his or her heart is beating. Just becoming aware of your heart beat can lead to a sensation of palpitations with no true underlying disease.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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