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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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I am having episodes of tachycardia, along with shortness of breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, and nausea. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had some sickness and fatigue recently after a simple workout, lasting all day, and episodes of spikes in tachycardia while at rest, and most recently heart rate has been going up and down at rest. I have shortness of breath with walking and household activity. I feel very light...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the details you provided. The symptoms are likely to be related to heart rate fluctuations. We have to find out the cause of this. We will require tests like 2-D echocardiography, Holter, thyroid profile, serum creatinine, serum electrolytes, and LFT (...  Read Full »

I recently had tachycardia from which I recovered after deep breathing and it showed no abnormality on EKG. Is that fine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am really worried. I had tachycardia yesterday, and I do not know how I can relate to it. I am 25. I have done EKG which did not show any abnormalities. It was a very strange feeling inside my chest and very irregular heartbeats. But as soon as I made myself calm and started to breathe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. There are two possibilities, one it can be just a stress-related event or anxiety, and the other may be cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation. Anyway, no need t...  Read Full »

I am taking Dilzem tablets for hypertension and tachycardia, but my BP becomes normal only after taking Telma tablets. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Dilzem CD 120 for the past four years for hypertension and tachycardia. My heart rate was normal but my BP was not reducing. I was taking Dilzem CD 120 in the morning and Dilzem-SR 90 at night. But my BP went high up to 160/100 mmHg. So I started taking Dilzem CD 120 capsul...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern regarding your high BP (blood pressure) and heart rate. First of all, Diltiazem prescribed for BP and heart rate is quite unusual unless your heart rate rhythm is irregular or some abnormal rhythm is present. Please...  Read Full »

I had a sudden onset of tachycardia which my smartwatch detected as A-fib, and it resolved after a while. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, The night before yesterday, I had a sudden onset of tachycardia which I could feel in my upper chest and head. I have an oximeter, so I used it to monitor my heart rate, which ranged between 113 to 140 bpm. I put my smartwatch on, and it indicated A-fib. I have never experienced this b...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. One of these ECG (electrocardiogram) strips show atrial fibrillation, other one is normal. The issue is that ECGs recorded by wearables are subject to artifacts due to improper attachment with the body and movement o...  Read Full »

I suffer from postural tachycardia and have an abnormal electrocardiogram. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have postural tachycardia and abnormal electrocardiogram (ECGs). I have had an echocardiogram (uploaded) and a treadmill test and am currently wearing a holter.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Echocardiogram (echo) is fine; the whole one of the electrocardiogram (ECGs) shows prolonged Q-T, and in others, it is normal. So it is likely related to sinus tachycardia. So t...  Read Full »

I experience repeated tachycardia, but my echo and TMT test results are normal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have repeated tachycardia, but my echo and TMT reports are quite normal. I am a 30-year-old female with hypothyroidism. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What kind of tachycardia do you get? Is it sudden, episodic, or at rest? How much maximum heart rate do you get during tachycardia? If it is episodic or at rest and associated with shortness of breath, chest heaviness, and dizziness, then there is a possibility of ca...  Read Full »

My resting heart rate is elevated than my heart rate during exercise. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old male with a resting heart rate of 111 to 116 bpm, also demonstrates a heart rate of 70 bpm with exercise but is asymptomatic. I am currently taking Metoprolol and Metformin. My recent BP recordings are 138/90 mmHg. What do you suggest? Please reply.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Resting tachycardia, as in your case, maybe a benign finding in many individuals. You mentioned your heart rate goes up to 70 bpm (beats per minute) with exercise, and I guess you meant 170 bpm. So firstly, sinus tachycardia does not necessarily imply cardiac abnorma...  Read Full »

Is my rapid heartbeat due to heart problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of anxiety and high blood pressure and am under medication for the same. Sometimes, my heart beats very fast, and I must go to the emergency room. The doctor advised high sensitivity troponin tests and suspected heart problems. What could be the reason for my fast hear...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Do you have a history of shortness of breath, chest pain, high cholesterol, or heart disease? Did you get an ECG (electrocardiogram) done? Was any treatment done at the hospital? Kindly revert with the answers. Thank...  Read Full »

I have frequent episodes of fast heart rate, but my echocardiograms are normal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female who has recently been having very fast heart rate episodes. This has been happening on and off for the past ten weeks. When it happens, it comes on suddenly, and my heart rate goes up to 165 bpm. It is very frightening. I have been to my doctor twice, but he t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I did like to know, how often do you have such fast heart rates? If it occurs daily, get an ECG done when you have palpitations. If it happens, every day but episodes last for brief periods, get a Holter monitoring done. It can just be sinus tachycardia due to anxiety ...  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 »

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