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.
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:
Types of Tachycardia
Tachycardia Treatment Options
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.