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Can an arrhythmia cause symptoms like dyspnea?

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Dr. Barry Bellovin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it can

During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be pumping effectively, and you might therefore feel short of breath.
Many arrhythmias are intermittent, and in between episodes, there shouldn't be any symptoms, as long as the heart is otherwise normal.

In brief: Yes it can

During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be pumping effectively, and you might therefore feel short of breath.
Many arrhythmias are intermittent, and in between episodes, there shouldn't be any symptoms, as long as the heart is otherwise normal.
Dr. Barry Bellovin
Dr. Barry Bellovin
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Dyspnea (the feeling of being short of breath) can be due to arrhythmia especially if the heart rate is rapid and/or irregular. Rapid heart rate can affect heart pumping efficiency leading to pulmonary vascular congestion and the sensation of dyspnea.

In brief: Yes

Dyspnea (the feeling of being short of breath) can be due to arrhythmia especially if the heart rate is rapid and/or irregular. Rapid heart rate can affect heart pumping efficiency leading to pulmonary vascular congestion and the sensation of dyspnea.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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