How to detect heart arrhythmias How to detect heart arrhythmias

Arrhythmias are problems with your heart rate that may be related with having other diseases. The key is in prevention.

According to MedlinePlus, the webpage that specializes in health, arrhythmias occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate heart beats do not function properly. This makes the heart beat either too fast, too slow or irregularly.

The University of Navarra in Spain, explains that this type of agitation in the heart is divided into two phases:

Diastole. This is when the heart muscle relaxes and the chambers fill with blood.

Systole. This occurs when the muscle contracts and pumps blood into the bloodstream, helping maintain blood flow and blood pressure.

How to detect it

Some common symptoms may include: chest pain, fainting, fast or slow heartbeat (palpitations), dizziness, vertigo, pallor, difficulty breathing, changes in the pattern of the pulse and sweating.

Treating it properly

Specialists from the cardiology department at the José de San Martín Hospital in Argentina recommend that to treat it, leaving out some harmful habits behind such as smoking and drinking alcohol is important. The consumption of coffee, tea and other energizing drinks should also be reduced, and the addition of a healthy diet should be included. While physical activity is very important, a specialist in cardiovascular disease should help establish guidelines for this.

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