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.
Rapid heart rate
or Slow heart rate
Bluish discoloration of the skin
or Unusual lightness of skin color
Congenital heart disease
or History of cardiac surgery
Family history of sudden cardiac death
Abnormal heart muscle
If you have Arrhythmia, then a visit to a cardiologist is recommended.