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  • I have heart arrhythmia

  • Shortness of breath when lying down

  • Breathing out is easy but breathing in is difficult

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is benign arrhythmias (Palpitations)?

Arrhythmias are issues with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat, where it might beat too slowly, too fast, or with an irregular pattern. Benign arrhythmias are heartbeat irregularities that do not cause any symptoms. Causes include certain medications, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, inhaled aerosols, diet pills, stress, etc.

Symptoms of benign arrhythmias (Palpitations)

  • Pounding, rapid or fluttering heartbeat related to breathing

  • Feeling breathless

  • Feel the heart is pounding

  • My pulse feels irregular

  • Sensation of imbalance as if floating when at sea

  • Pounding, rapid or fluttering heartbeat when working

  • Abnormal heartbeat after drinking tea or coffee

  • Chest pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for benign arrhythmias (Palpitations)

  • Are the palpitations related to your breathing?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

  • Is your heart pounding?

  • Is your pulse irregular?

  • Do you feel like you are floating or off-balance, like at sea?

Treatment for benign arrhythmias (Palpitations)

Since it is asymptomatic, benign arrhythmias are usually monitored by a doctor without active treatment. Medications and other treatments may be needed for symptomatic arrhythmias.

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Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD

Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Guzon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with a BLA and MD. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University before a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has since working as an invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventative medicine and cardiometabolic disease. Over the past several years, Dr. Guzon has served on the speaker bureaus of AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Aralez.

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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