In an earlier post we looked at the symptoms for Coronary Artery Disease and a Heart Attack. This time, we’ll look at the heart disease symptoms for two kinds of arrhythmias: Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Valve Disease, so you’ll know when to call for help.
Palpitations--a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or "flip-flops," or feeling that your heart is "running away".
Some patients with Atrial Fibrillation (an abnormal rhythm of the upper chambers) have no symptoms, or the episodes are brief.
Symptoms of heart valve disease do not always relate to the seriousness of your condition. You may have no symptoms at all and have severe valve disease, requiring prompt treatment. Or, as with mitral valve prolapse, you may have clinical symptoms, yet tests may show minor valve disease.
Palpitations, shortness of breath, weight gain with edema, passing out, and chest discomfort should be investigated to determine if further therapy is warranted.