4 doctors weighed in:

What is a cardiac arrhythmia condition and how serious is it?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Arrhythmia

Arrhythmias can be either benign ( either asymptomatic or nuisance type events (palpitations), or dangerous (potentially life-threatening).
Which depends on the type of arrhythmia and the structural context of the heart in which it occurs.

In brief: Arrhythmia

Arrhythmias can be either benign ( either asymptomatic or nuisance type events (palpitations), or dangerous (potentially life-threatening).
Which depends on the type of arrhythmia and the structural context of the heart in which it occurs.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Ajluni were both answering your question at almost the same moment! I certainly agree with him.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abnormal rhythm

The heart likes to beat regularly but in the course of a normal day will have some beats that are "out of rhythm" - usually premature but sometimes delayed.
Any beat that disturbs the cadence is an arrhythmia. In healthy people, they're almost always not serious. However, in the setting of heart disease, some are very serious. If you're troubled, you should be checked by your doctor.

In brief: Abnormal rhythm

The heart likes to beat regularly but in the course of a normal day will have some beats that are "out of rhythm" - usually premature but sometimes delayed.
Any beat that disturbs the cadence is an arrhythmia. In healthy people, they're almost always not serious. However, in the setting of heart disease, some are very serious. If you're troubled, you should be checked by your doctor.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
Read more answers from doctors