The rate at which the heart beats is affected by arrhythmia. Your heart might beat too fast, too slow, or early.

Arrhythmia can be a sign of myocarditis. The side effect of the vaccine is called myocarditis.

Arrhythmia is not a known side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine. But ongoing monitoring has shown rare instances of heart complications in people who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA vaccines.

You are more likely to experience arrhythmia or myocarditis if you get COVID-19 itself.

At least 2 out of every 10 people hospitalized with COVID-19 experience heart problems, including damage to their heart muscle and arrhythmia. This is what scientists mean when they say the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.

You should read this to learn more about heart arrhythmia and myocarditis.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that higher than normal cases of heart inflammation have been reported in the United States after COVID-19 vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

These heart issues occurred mostly in males between ages 12 and 39 after they received the second dose of the vaccine, usually within a few days of receiving the vaccine. This side effect hasn’t been observed in people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Pfizer-bioNTech and Moderna vaccines are mRNA vaccines. The vaccines teach your cells how to create an anti- coronaviruses that can be used to fight the disease.

Traditional vaccines, like the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, contain genetic material from the virus, which also helps your body create antibodies.

A 2021 analysis of CDC data found that people ages 12 to 39 who received their second COVID-19 mRNA vaccine had about a 13 in 1 million chance of experiencing heart inflammation. In other words, this side effect is exceedingly rare.

Another 2021 study involved people ages 16 and up who were vaccinated against COVID-19. It also found slightly increased risks of heart inflammation after participants’ first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the first 28 days after vaccination. This research included the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as well as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

This risk of myocarditis did appear to be a bit higher after a second dose of the Moderna vaccine — not the other vaccines studied — and was only observed in people younger than 40.

Even though arrhythmias are sometimes associated with myocarditis, no direct association was found between arrhythmia and COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccination for people with preexisting heart conditions

The American Heart Association recommends that anyone with heart disease get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. This is because they’re at a much greater risk of heart-related complications from the coronavirus than they are from any COVID-19 vaccine.

Discuss your options with your doctor if you or your child have had myocarditis before.

“Sometimes asymptomatic is called arhythmia because it doesn’t always cause symptoms.”

But possible symptoms can include:

  • There is chest pain.
  • The breath was very thin.
  • The heart is fluttering or pounding.
  • rapid heartbeat
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat.

A 2021 study suggests that most people suspected to have myocarditis after COVID-19 experienced There is chest pain. about 2 or 3 days after the second dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.

After developing COVID-19, there are more Arrhythmias.

In small studies conducted in Wuhan, China, during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, arrhythmias occurred at a rate of 16.7% of people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 44.4% of those who were hospitalized being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU).

A retrospective 2021 study of 3,970 COVID-19 admissions at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City found that atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter (AF/AFL) happened in 10% of study participants. AF/AFL was also associated with a 46% higher risk of death — compared with 26% of study participants who had no arrhythmias.

Viral infection is the most common cause of inflammation in the heart muscle in children. Children who develop myocarditis after COVID-19 also typically experience a more severe case than if it happens after a COVID-19 vaccination.

Heart complications can occur even after you recover from COVID-19.

Heart problems are a very rare side effect of COVID-19 vaccines.

Mild and temporary side effects are common.

  • There is a high degree of fever.
  • There are pain and sore at the injection site.
  • fatigue
  • There is a throbbing head.
  • “It’s cold.”
  • The body is sore.

The vaccine causes your immune system to respond. The vaccine is doing its job, in other words, these side effects mean it is doing it.

When first studied in earlier coronavirus variants, COVID-19 vaccines were shown to be roughly:

  • 95% effective at preventing coronavirus infection
  • It is effective at preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths among fully vaccine-eligible adults.

The viruses change. The novel coronaviruses has spawned several new variations.

But even though the first COVID-19 vaccines aren’t as effective at preventing infection by the Delta or Omicron variants, they offer significant protection against these variants by reducing your risk of:

  • It was severe illness.
  • hospitalization
  • death

Research published in 2022 estimates that COVID-19 vaccines are still up to 90% effective at preventing severe outcomes of COVID-19, including the need for invasive mechanical ventilation or death.

People who are fully vaccinated and received a third booster have the highest level of protection against severe disease and hospitalization.

The CDC still recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19 — even if you are immunocompromised — unless you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to a previous dose or to a component of the vaccine.

If you are unsure about getting a vaccine for your child, talk to a doctor.

Young males are more likely to suffer from myocarditis and arrhythmia, which are rare but potentially serious side effects of the vaccine.

The vaccine is more likely to cause heart inflammation than the COVID-19.

Everyone should get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are concerned about the risks of vaccine, talk to a doctor.