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Algunas arritmias podrían ocurrir sin síntomas. Otras podrían causar síntomas notorios, como:

  • Desmayo
  • Mareos, sensación de aturdimiento
  • Debilidad
  • Fatiga
  • Falta de aliento
  • Dolor en el pecho
  • Sensación de que su corazón está latiendo (palpitaciones)
  • Sensación de un latido cardiaco omitido o extra

Desmayo, mareos, aturdimiento, debilidad, fatiga, y falta de aliento, significan que su cerebro o sus músculos no están recibiendo suficiente sangre debido a que su corazón no está bombeando de manera efectiva.

El dolor en el pecho significa que el corazón por sí mismo no está recibiendo suficiente sangre. A esto se le llama angina .

Algunas personas reportan una sensación inusual de sus "latidos cardiacos", especialmente si estos latidos son anormales. Sin algún otro síntoma, esto podría ser inofensivo o podría ser una advertencia de un posible problema.

References:

Mayou R, Sprigings D, et al. Characteristics of patients presenting to a cardiac clinic with palpitation. QJM. 2003;96:115.

Symptoms, diagnosis & monitoring of arrhythmia. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/SymptomsDiagnosisMonitoringofArrhythmia/Symptoms-Diagnosis-Monitoring-of-Arrhythmia_UCM_002025_Article.jsp. Updated October 25, 2012. Accessed March 19, 2014.

What are the signs and symptoms of an arrhythmia? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/arr/signs.html. Updated July 1, 2011. Accessed March 19, 2014.

Zimetbaum P, Josephson ME. Evaluation of patients with palpitations. N Engl J Med. 1998;338:1369.



Last reviewed December 2014 by Michael J. Fucci, DO

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