Heart stumble: These four warning signs not to ignore

The heart beats irregularly, this is considered by many people as a scary. Usually the heart is stumbling harmless, but it can also indicate a serious disease. When patients go to see a doctor should, explains Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Meinertz, heart specialist, of the German heart Foundation.

Strong heart palpitations, heart racing or skipping of the heartbeat are unpleasant symptoms, often, no serious cause behind it but. "A high urgency of a heart scan is advisable if the Affected are also suffering from dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain or fainting. These four warning signs suggest hin&quot to a serious heart disease as a trigger;, Meinertz know. A first indication of whether the heart stumble is not dangerous or a heart disease caused the heart arrhythmia, an electrocardiogram (ECG).

Often beats, medically extrasystoles are Extra, the cause for the stumbling of the heart. The extra beats put in earlier than the normal heartbeat and lead to an irregular pulse. In healthy people, Stress and excitement are often the trigger for the extra beats. Coffee or alcohol can affect the heart rhythm. The heart has to stumble a harmless cause, such as an electrolyte imbalance, for example caused by excessive sweating, or coffee, no therapy is necessary.

A further cause of heart stumble – and the most common heart rhythm disorder – is atrial fibrillation. The irregular and often significantly faster beating of the heart lasts for at least 30 seconds. "Heart is the most common Symptom of atrial fibrillation is tripping in addition to the performance limitation. Most of the fully irregular heartbeat stops for several minutes, hours or even days an", Meinertz explains. Atrial fibrillation is a need for special therapy: This includes the prevention of shock is part of seizures as a result of protracted blood clots.

For more information about heart rhythm disorders, an updated guide to the German heart Foundation, the can free-of-charge under www.herzstiftung.de or by phone at 069 955128-400 ordered offers.

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