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What body parts are affected by palpitation or irregular heartbeat?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually, none.

Irregular heartbeats usually only affect, well, the heart.
It is a very rare rhythm disorder that is fast enough, and sustained for a long enough time, that one develops a profound drop in blood pressure. Only in these cases do you have compromise of other body parts (e.g. Fainting from brain hypoperfusion, or kidney dysfunction from low output).

In brief: Usually, none.

Irregular heartbeats usually only affect, well, the heart.
It is a very rare rhythm disorder that is fast enough, and sustained for a long enough time, that one develops a profound drop in blood pressure. Only in these cases do you have compromise of other body parts (e.g. Fainting from brain hypoperfusion, or kidney dysfunction from low output).
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart and brain

The heart is the site of the irregularity and the brain is the organ that senses it.

In brief: Heart and brain

The heart is the site of the irregularity and the brain is the organ that senses it.
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