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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sensation vs. Rhythm

Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats.
These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions.

In brief: Sensation vs. Rhythm

Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats.
These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions.
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