Common "Arrhythmias" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


When your heartbeats get irregular, it is known as arrhythmias. The different types of arrhythmias are premature atrial contractions, premature ventricular contractions, premature junctional contractions, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. The symptoms include palpitation, heart beats too fast (tachycardia), heart beats too slow (bradycardia), chest pain, and shortness of breath.

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I suffer from frequent palpitations and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from frequent palpitations and dizziness. I am very worried. I have no diabetes and my blood pressure is normal. Can I get a cardiac arrest? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through your reports (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Arrhythmias are the most common cause of dizziness and palpitations in people your age. So, I suggest you do an ECG (echocar...  Read Full »

Is it true that a child operated for ASD will have problem in the future?

Query: Hello doctor,We, husband and wife, are (A+) in the same blood group. Also, our son is in the same blood group (A+). He also had an ASD problem treated and surgery also completed. Will there be any problem for him in the future?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the surgery was done at an earlier age then the prognosis is good. Prognosis also depends on the size of ASD and whether a pulmonary vascular obstruction is present or not. If no pulmonary vessel obstruction is present then the prognosis is very good. As far as ri...  Read Full »

I am getting new symptoms in the ECG tracing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting arrhythmia since when I was 15 years old. It is usually brought on by exercise and emotions. Now I am 34 and getting a new symptom in the ECG tracing at rest. Mild to moderate pulmonary valve leaking is seen. Can I get an opinion on the tests attached and my ECG? Kindly give...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What is your weight? Do you have any history of snoring, interrupted sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness? I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In the tracing, the initial and last part shows sinus rhythm, while in the m...  Read Full »

I have a rapid heartbeat and breathlessness after COVID-19. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had COVID-19 a month ago, followed by bacterial bronchitis for which I have been treated with antibiotics and the treatment was stopped two weeks ago). However, I still have problems with any physical effort (even just walking or climbing two flights of stairs), pounding, rapid heartbea...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should get pulmonary function test (PFT) done to rule out asthma and bronchitis. PFT (pulmonary function test) will also tell you about the severity of the disease, and treatment is based on severity only. You may need ...  Read Full »

My friend fainted while working out with raised heart rate of 224 beats per minute. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a friend who said they fainted for 30 minutes while they were working out and woke up not remembering what had happened. Once they had woken up, they realized they had a severe headache. They decided to check their heartbeat for the timespan of when they had passed out, and it h...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tachycardia is increased heartbeats beyond normal (72 to 90 beats per minute). 224 beats per minute is way beyond the normal limit and probably denotes a heart condition that might be related to rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) in the heart. For this purpose, you mu...  Read Full »

Do palpitation and increased heart rate indicate an underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate gets abnormal after different intervals. Yesterday my BP was 80/140 mmHg. I get palpitation and feel uneasy while I am angry or during a sudden emotional rush. I have been feeling this problem for the past one year. I am taking Telmikind (20 mg), and Nebicard (2.5 mg). And I...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Please be positive, and you will be fine. You were experiencing palpitations. These showcases as a rapid heartbeat or a racing heart. Often palpitations are not caused by underlying heart diseases. The re...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for irregular heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male, and I have a heart condition from when I was three years old. My heartbeats get very fast all of a sudden. What is the name of my heart problem? The ECG report was not normal. I am taking ayurvedic medicines for this problem. A doctor told me to get a surgery d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your heart condition is a cardiac arrhythmia, which is called PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia), in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. The blood pressure falls during these episodes, and one has dizziness, fainting, blacko...  Read Full »

I have hypertension and palpitations. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am having hypertension, palpitation, depression and anxiety. ECG, 2D echo, renal Doppler, VMA culture, cortisol and lipid profile are normal. I need advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The tests you have mentioned are used to find a cause for significant hypertension. You have not mentioned anything about your BP levels and whether they are really significantly high. We have no details of your weight, your lifestyle and your family history. ...  Read Full »

My heart suddenly accelerates despite normal reports. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My heart suddenly starts beating very fast from the last three years. My echo and ECG are always normal. Nowadays, I can feel the chest pain and some kind of picking in my right arm. My thyroid test is also normal. I do not know what to do. Doctors here do not know what my actual probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can be cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. How much is your hemoglobin? Have you ever counted your pulse rate during the episodes? Have you u...  Read Full »

I have tachycardia at night time which disturbs my sleep. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old postmenopausal woman, who is 223 pounds and 5 foot 8 inches height. I have no known heart conditions except for many PVCs and PACs. I was recently diagnosed and picked up on a 48-hour Holter with atrial flutter. My doctor did not say that I had aFib. Doctor wants me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to tachycardia in the setting of PAC and PVC (premature atrial and ventricular contractions) is suggestive of arrhythmia, may be atrial fibrillation or flutter. We should try to find the cause for it. Do you smoke or have alcohol or any other stimulant drugs? Do y...  Read Full »

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