Arrhythmia

Pediatric Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is any change in the regular, even rhythm of the heartbeat. If your child has an arrhythmia or pediatric arrhythmia, his or her heart might beat too fast or too slow, or it might skip a beat or have extra beats. An arrhythmia might result from a physical condition — such as a heart defect —or in response to outside factors, such as a fever, infection, and certain medications. Even crying and playing can briefly alter a child’s heart rate.

Arrhythmias may occur at any age, although the condition is far more common in adults.
  • Symptoms
  • Rapid heart rate

    or Slow heart rate

    common

    Irregular heartbeat

    common

    Chest pain

    common

    Dizziness

    • With exertion

    common

    Irritability

    common

    Fainting

    • With exertion

    common

    Bluish discoloration of the skin

    or Unusual lightness of skin color

    common

    Poor appetite

    common

  • Risk factors
  • Congenital heart disease

    or History of cardiac surgery

    Family history of sudden cardiac death

    Abnormal heart muscle

    or Myocarditis

  • Treatment
  • Many arrhythmias in children are isolated occurrences and harmless and do not need treatment. In many cases, arrhythmia is treated by treating the underlying problem, such as fever. Treatment, when needed, depends on the child’s age and the type and cause of the arrhythmia
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Arrhythmia, then a visit to a cardiologist is recommended.

    Contact a

    Cardiologist

    Copyright © Rimads 2022 All Rights Reserved