There are four chambers of the heart. Two upper chambers (left and right) called the atria, and two lower chambers (left and right) called the ventricles. Under normal conditions, these four chambers work together to pump blood through the body which, in turn, supplies the body with oxygen and nutrition. Normal heartbeat rates range from 60 to 100 beats per minute and match the pulses of the ventricles. However, if arrhythmias occur, a person’s heartbeat rate may slow down to less than 60 beats per minute or speed up to more than 100 beats per minute. In either case, problems can develop if the rate does not soon return to normal.
Heart Rhythm Disorder
Regardless of the normal pulse rate, when the natural rhythm of the heartbeat is interrupted or becomes irregular, an arrhythmia occurs. In some cases, the patient feels nothing unusual, and the arrhythmia must be detected by a physical exam or an electrocardiogram (EKG). Many times, however, the patient may notice one or more of the following Arrhythmia symptoms:
Should you have any of these Arrhythmia symptoms, you should be seen by one of the physicians at Arrhythmia Centers of America or another medical professional. We have two convenient locations to serve you;
If you have any concerns or questions, please give our offices a call (832) 478-5067, and one of our professional staff will schedule an appointment.