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ABOUT ARRHYTHMIA 

Feelings of arrhythmia? 

Many of us experience different symptoms of arrhythmia – it can feel like the heart is fluttering, vibrating or jumping, maybe even as if it is skipping beats. The symptoms for arrhythmia can vary widely; it is also good to remember that arrhythmia can be asymptomatic. Some of the arrhythmias may strain the cardiac muscle, affect the physical performance and cause other complications. Atrial fibrillation is the most common asymptomatic arrhythmia, and also the one most likely to cause complications of some kind.

Diagnosing

How?

Atrial fibrillation can only be diagnosed with the help of an ECG. By using the Awario service, you can get the ECG report directly to your mobile phone. 

Where?

An ECG can be carried out at the doctor’s office, or also at home with the help of the Awario service developed by Heart2Save. 

Awario ECG

Based on the ECG report generated by the service, healthcare professionals can reliably diagnose the arrhythmia and begin the treatment best suited for you.

The most common heart arrhythmias 

Extrasystoles

Extrasystoles are the most common type of cardiac arrhythmias. They are so common that they are often considered to be part of the normal activity of a healthy heart. Only if they occur very frequently (> 5000/24h) can they be a sign of heart disease and you should seek medical attention.  

Low resting heart rate

The normal resting heart rate for healthy men usually range from 43 to 93 beats per minute, and for women between 52 and 94 beats per minute. If the heartbeat is too slow, it may cause fatigue, dizziness or even fainting. If your heart rate is consistently very low, and you experience symptoms, you should seek medical attention.   

High resting heart rate

A high resting heart rate can be caused, e.g. by the heart beating excessively or rapidly in a way that exceeds the normal resting rate. The main symptom is palpitation; additionally, you can experience fatigue and even chest pain. The attacks may last for several minutes and often stop unaided. If the attack doesn’t stop unaided, you should seek medical attention.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common long-lasting arrhythmia. The causes and symptoms can vary greatly. Atrial fibrillation is associated with the risk of serious complications, of which the most dangerous is a stroke. It is essential to identify and diagnose atrial fibrillation at an early stage and minimize the effects of it.