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Tachycardia - An Overview

When your heart beats more than 100 times per minute, it is called Tachycardia. This condition can occur due to any Arrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm, which happens when the body responds to anxiety, fear, strenuous exercise or rapid blood loss. Tachycardias can start from the heart's upper chambers or lower chambers. All tachycardias that start from upper chamber of the heart can cause mild to life-threatening symptoms. Most of the tachchardias arising from the lower chamber of the heart are life threatening. Tachycardia can lead to serious complications, depending on its cause and the amount of work the heart has to do.

  • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
  • Fainting or Syncope
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Heaviness or discomfort in the chest
  • Fatigue and shortness of breath
  • Fluttering in the chest
  • Pounding pulse
  • Unconsciousness
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Severe anaemia
  • Some medications
  • Thyroid issues
  • Heart attacks
  • Electrical abnormalities since birth
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Certain Lung diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Drug/alcohol abuse
  • Severe emotional stress
  • Excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption
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An image of a man holding his chest and suffering from chest pain illustrates Complications of Tachycardia.

Complications of Tachycardia

Atrial fibrillation and Tachycardia are associated with an increased risk of blood clots that could cause a stroke or heart attack. In such cases, we will prescribe you a blood-thinning medication to mitigate the risk. Other complications include:

  • Syncope or frequent fainting or bouts of unconsciousness.
  • Heart failure due to its inability to pump blood.
  • Ventricular fibrillation or ventricular Tachycardia resulting in sudden death.

Types of Tachycardia

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Tachycardia Treatment Options

  • Intravenous medication
  • Cardioversion
  • RF or Cryoablation
  • Massages or manoeuvres
  • Medication for Tachycardia
  • Lesser alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Medication
  • Cardioversion.
  • Ablation.
  • Cardioversion
  • Medication prescribed by your doctor
  • Ablation
  • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) implantation.
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Understanding Tachycardia: Your FAQs Answered

Anything over 100 beats per minute or bpm is considered a high heart rate. However, it cannot be immediately deemed dangerous because your heart rate can exceed 100 bpm even while exercising.

A 200 bpm heart rate is normal only for some active and healthy 20-year-olds, and that too after exercising. 200 bpm at rest is not ideal and calls for immediate medical attention.

Fast heart rate or Tachycardia is diagnosed through tests such as:

  • EKG or electrocardiogram
  • Blood tests
  • Physical examination
  • Monitoring
  • Echocardiogram
  • EP Study

Above all, the most important thing is to collect details about the symptoms to ascertain the seriousness of the situation and to consult an experienced doctor as fast heart rate should not be ignored.

The normal heart rate is between 50-100 bpm. If you are not an athlete and if your heart rate is consistently lower than 50 or bradycardia or higher than 100 beats or Tachycardia per minute, you should consult a doctor. Do not ignore symptoms such as:

  • Chest palpitations and fluttering feelings
  • Fainting spells
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Feeling of dizziness
  • Feeling of heaviness or pain in your chest
  • Inability to exercise

The main risk factors for Tachycardia are:

  • Age
  • Family history of heart rhythm problems
  • Excessive caffeine and alcohol intake

However, these risks can be mitigated with certain changes in your lifestyle and undergoing timely medical treatments for your heart or other health issues.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical to prevent Tachycardia or a fast heart rate. Eating right and exercising regularly are the basic prerequisites for a healthy heart. You should also:

  • Keep your weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol under control.
  • Quit smoking and drink in moderation.
  • Limit your caffeine intake.
  • Use medications only with guidance from doctors
  • Avoid stress, panic, and anxiety
  • Visit your doctor for regular checkups
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