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 have severe chest pain and high heart rate. Please suggest a cure.

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 icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Why am I anxious and wake up with a racing heart?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months back, I felt a shock in my heart. There was chest discomfort; I was sweating and my pulse was going down. I almost felt like a heart attack, but, after a few minutes everything was normal. The next day I went to my GP to check and in ECG he found that I had irregular heart...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your details. Firstly, you have not mentioned your smoking and alcohol habits. Do you ever have gastritis, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or heartburn as they can also mimic the same symptoms? Your palpitations are related to sinus tachycardis Yo...  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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 e...  Read Full »

My one-year-old angiography report was normal, but I still have chest pain; Why?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I had chest pain. I thought that it is may be due to some excessive spicy food I took the last night and also I did not sleep till late due to some work. So, I just ignored it and left for my work. That day, I had to go somewhere driving myself and I thought it as just a min...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you, do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case, reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Why is my resting heart rate above 100?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My resting heart rate is above 100. What is the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care of all of your medical concerns. The reasons for tachycardia are as follows. Thyroid disease. Poor bl...  Read Full »

Can chemotherapy drugs cause heart damage and tachycardia?

Query: Hi doctor,In 2017, a mediastinal mass was found in my body and I was diagnosed with lymphoma. One year after the treatment, I started having a lot of fatigue and tachycardia like 160 bpm at rest, and my blood pressure was mostly low (70/40 mmHg).Now, I am taking the tablet Ivabradine 7.5 mg and the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is a possibility that the chemotherapeutic drug might have had some side effect on your heart. For that, I will need to know all the medications you had taken and all the CT (computed tomography) and blood reports of the heart, then only I can comment upon your ill...  Read Full »

I had tachycardia, and now my blood pressure is fluctuating. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having episodes of tachycardia, with my pulse sometimes reaching 130 beats per minute. These are getting more frequent, and while my GP passed it off as anxiety. A few nights ago, I could feel vibrations just sitting and watching TV. I had brief chest pain, stomach pains, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you get shortness of breath? Have you ever experienced something like this in the past? Was it associated with chest pain that radiates? Is there a family history of a heart attack? We must rule out the possibility of underlying heart disease. Do you have a h...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take tablet Metronidazole 5 hours after drinking alcohol?

Query: Hello Doctor, I took tablet Metronidazole 5 hours after I had taken 20 ml of red wine. What can I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Metronidazole and alcohol interaction causes disulfiram-like reaction. This leads to nausea, vomiting, tachycardia (increased heartbeat), shortness of breath, etc. If you had consumed red wine 5 hours before the drug intake, then it is all right. There is nothing much to fear. You may have n...  Read Full »

I have sinus tachycardia with non-specific ST segment and T wave abnormality. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I went to the ER a few years ago, and I was diagnosed with pleurisy and anxiety. I only recently saw my records from that day. My EKG showed sinus tachycardia. My heart rate was 110, which I guess was due to anxiety or trying to breathe with pleurisy. I was also...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the ECG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are certain minor variations, which are quite commonly seen and considered as normal. So, there is nothing in your ECG, which is worrisome. Also, considering your age, the probability of any ca...  Read Full »

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