A heart rhythm disorder, or arrhythmia, happens when the heart beats too fast, too slow or with an irregular rhythm. While some heart rhythm disorders may be harmless, others can be very serious and even life threatening.

Common heart rhythm disorders include:

  • Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia

The Heart Rhythm Center of Temecula can diagnose and treat the most difficult heart rhythm problems using advanced tools and technology. Treatment options include:

  • Cardiac ablation
  • Permanent pacemakers
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
  • Rhythm monitoring and remote monitoring

Risk Factors

Some general risk factors for developing an irregular heartbeat include:

  • Increasing age
  • Existing heart conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Certain medications
  • Family history


Many people with a heart rhythm disorder don’t experience any signs or symptoms. Others may experience:

  • Palpitations (feeling like your heart skipped a beat)
  • A fast, slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or discomfort