Is That Feeling in Your Chest an Irregular Heartbeat?

The beating of your heart is evidence that your body is working to distribute blood throughout your system. The rhythm of that beat can signal whether or not it’s functioning normally.

The heart is an electrical pump. Normally, electrical impulses start every beat of your heart and keep your heart beating with a nice, regular rhythm. When your heart beat is irregular, you may have arrhythmia, a condition that causes poor blood flow to your body. With arrhythmia, you may have an irregular, fast or slow heartbeat. You may also need to see an electrophysiologist who specializes in heart rhythms.

An irregular heartbeat can be hard to spot. Here are four common feelings associated with arrhythmia.

Fluttering Butterflies

Some people with arrhythmia describe the feeling in their chest as butterflies fluttering.

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Beating Drum

Someone with heart arrhythmia might feel like their heart is pounding, even when they are resting.

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Flopping Fish

If your heart sometimes feels like it’s doing flip-flops, you may have a heart arrhythmia.

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Leaping Heart

Ever feel like your heart is leaping out of your chest? This is a common feeling for heart arrhythmias.

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If you’re experiencing any of these sensations, schedule an appointment with a cardiologist today.

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