Common "Tachycardia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


At rest, if the heart beats faster than usual, it is known as tachycardia or tachyarrhythmia. In adults, resting heart rate over 100 beats per minute is considered as tachycardia. Tachycardia can lead to heart failure, cardiac arrest, or stroke.

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Why does my heartbeat increase when I rest or sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, When I am under rest, my heart beats faster than normal. Nearly, it beats around 90 and above. I could not sleep at night. When I am active no issues. I am not able to breathe normally when lying. Please provide any suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having a condition called sinus tachycardia which means your heartbeat is faster than normal but do not have arrhythmia. The reason is sympathetic overdrive which means you are more anxious than other people. I suggest taking tablet Metocard XL (Metoprolol) 5...  Read Full »

Why does my heart beat very fast, around 104 to 106 beats per minute?

Query: Hi,My heart beats really fast, and it is around 104 to 106 beats per minute. Also, I feel breathless. I have got my echo and ECG done. The doctor said that it was due to anxiety and nothing else. But, I have read online that if a person has anxiety, these symptoms like breathlessness and fast heart ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have gone through the details you provided. Your electrocardiogram (ECG) is fine. Various conditions can cause such symptoms as stress, anxiety, low hemoglobin, thyroid disease, increased weight, etc. As your ECG and echo...  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 »

How to cure severe chest pain and high heart rate naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female with a height of 5 feet 3 inches and a weight of 110 pounds. I am not taking any medicine. I am having chest pain for a month and high heart rate, which is very painful in the night. I had an EKG which showed tachycardia. Can you please tell me what medicines ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A high heart rate in itself is nothing. It can be due to one of the many reasons. It can be starting right from inside the heart from the electrical system that causes the mechanical movements (pumping) of the heart. The thyroid gland is also responsible for a high he...  Read Full »

Please explain the difference between normal and migraine headache.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old, female. I suffer from tachycardia (heart checked, everything is normal) and anxiety and depression, and dizziness only when I am walking. I am not having dizziness when I am lying, and I am a smoker too. I have a headache often but I cannot recognize if it is a migraine...  Read Full »

Dr. Gerry Mike Palisoc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The tachycardia you are experiencing if the usual cardiac exam and diagnostics were already been done and showed normal result may have been coming from anxiety. This should be well tolerated and cannot produce you any harm. The dizziness and headachesshould coincide ...  Read Full »

Is a 30-day Holter monitor necessary for my on and off palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old Caucasian woman, 5 feet and 11 inches, 195 lbs and semi-active. My family has a history of heart problems. My mother, eldest brother, and father are all taking Metoprolol for heart arrhythmias and my maternal grandfather died of a heart attack at 55. My father also has...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your reports. The Holter shows runs of ill-sustained supraventricular tachycardia, possible atrial tachycardia, and a few ventricular premature beats. Ideally, Metoprolol would be good for you. But, since you are unable to tolerate it, I suggest Di...  Read Full »

Please elaborate on the characteristics of the influenza A virus.

Query: Hi doctor, I am interested in learning more about the influenza A virus. Can you provide insights into its characteristics, symptoms, and potential preventive measures? Additionally, given the concerns about influenza, are there specific recommendations for staying protected during flu seasons or in...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues. Influenza, one of the most common infectious diseases, is a highly contagious airborne disease that occurs in seasonal epidemics and manifests as an acute febrile illness with variable degrees of systemic...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

I have a fast heartbeat, palpitations, and chest pain. Why?

Query: I have had a fast heartbeat and palpitations with chest pain that comes and goes. My heart can beat from 40 to 170 bpm. Last year I went for an ECG, and they said my heart was a bit fast, so I had a 24-hour ECG. They said nothing to worry about at this moment. I am seeing my doctor next week for the...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Thanks for reaching out to icliniq. Thank you for your query. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have acute pericarditis, an inflammatory disease of the heart wall. I can see they did an exercise ECG (electrocardiogram), but nothing was fou...  Read Full »

Why is there rapid heartbeat in a Wolf Parkinson white syndrome patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I have wolf Parkinson white syndrome. I was admitted to a hospital last week and was discharged within one day. The doctor said that first, we can check through medicine, now sometimes I am feeling nervous and minute rapid heartbeat.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Wolf Parkinson white syndrome is caused by the presence of extra pathway of the heart electricity which causes parts of the heart to be excited before others and sometimes the connection between the normal pathway and the extra pathway cause what is called reentry cycle...  Read Full »

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