Heart palpitations. Chest pain. Sweating. A strange fluttering sensation in your chest. These are common symptoms of anxiety or a panic attack, but they are also signs of a dangerous heart condition called atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat. Although we all experience moments of heightened stress or excitement — when our hearts seem to “skip … Continue reading Is your heart racing from anxiety or an arrhythmia?
Many of us take for granted the organ that keeps us going every day — the heart. With its slow and steady rhythm, beating roughly 4,800 times every hour, your heart keeps you alive. But what happens when that familiar rhythm starts to change? You’ve heard the beep, beep of a heart monitor, or seen … Continue reading When you should worry about an irregular heartbeat