Tachycardia - An Overview
The human adult heart beats about 60 to100 heartbeats in one minute. Generally, a lower heart rate is associated with a more efficient heart function. The heart rate typically rises during exercise or any other physical activity, but a fast heart rate even when resting is an issue of concern. Tachycardia is caused due to many types of irregular heart rhythms. Typically, it is caused when the heartbeat is rapid at a regular or irregular pace.
What causes a fast heart rate?
Heart rate may be elevated due to several things such as strenuous exercise, fever, fear, stress, anxiety, and certain medications; although these are non-clinical causes and the heart rate may come back to normal once the causative factor is settled. But clinical causes, where the rapid heart rate is triggered by anemia, thyroid, damage from a heart attack, or heart failure may give rise to the condition of tachycardia.
This can be clinically diagnosed by using a device called Holter. The best Holter in Delhi and Delhi NCR. We provide our Holter service at home in Noida.
What are the numbers?
As mentioned earlier, a heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute is considered normal in adults. If the resting heart rate is higher than 100 beats per minute, it is considered tachycardia. Although various conditions are considered before a diagnostic conclusion.
For a proper diagnosis of tachycardia book a Holter test with us.
What if I am diagnosed with tachycardia?
Tachycardia is a progressive condition that doesn’t go away on its own and may require an intervention by a trained cardiologist.
Treatment options include medications to control it and procedures such as ablation, pacemaker implantation, maze procedure, and surgery.
Does tachycardia need emergency care?
If a person experiences sudden palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, and rapid heart rate he must be taken to the emergency for a check-up and must be advised further.
- Fast heart rate
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Reduce stress
- Try relaxation techniques
- Avoid stimulants
- Avoid smoking and alcohol use
- Avoid caffeine
- Avoid sugars
Arrhythmias can be dangerous to heart health. Get Holter monitoring in the comfort of your home.