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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How to reduce anxiety caused due to health issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old. I do not smoke or drink. I am suffering from a health anxiety. Recently I got an ECG and blood test done, the results of which I have attached for your consideration. I have an elevated RBC count. Could this be blood cancer? Also kindly note that I was very anxious du...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports that you posted (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would like to know the indications for which so many investigations were done. Did you have any symptoms or was it a general checkup? Do revert if you have an...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have mild supraventricular tachycardia in a healthy individual?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 74 year old male in excellent health, and I am not on any medications. Recently, I had a strange chest sensation. It felt like my heart stopped or skipped, and I felt lightheaded like I might pass out. I had an EKG, echocardiogram, and a Holter test done. The EKG results were n...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are a little worried about your heart and have been on the Holter monitor for a while. I appreciate that you have uploaded the reports in full for my consideration (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  From the fact that you are not on an...  Read Full »

Do I need a pacemaker for inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

Query: Hi doctor, I had been diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia nearly two years back. I have dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, not able to exercise, and anxiety. I am currently managing my symptoms with Ivabradine 5 mg, once a day, but the quality of life is very poor due to which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not get depressed, this is not a life-threatening condition, and may resolve with time. The symptoms may be troublesome for some time. How much are your resting and maximum heart rate? You should get yourself evaluated by a psychiatrist for anxiety and...  Read Full »

I have chest pain at 25 weeks of pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs approximately 150 lbs, and I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. I went to the ER two days ago due to severe chest pains. They did an EKG, which they said came back slightly abnormal, but they did not explain. They hooked me up to all kinds o...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand what you are going through. During the course of pregnancy, it is normal to have various changes in different systems of the body, especially the cardiovascular system. You are having tachycardia, which is very common alongside hypertension during pregnanc...  Read Full »

What are the causes of an increased heartbeat?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend had a heartbeat of 204 bpm yesterday, and today she had 104 bpm. She is under treatment in another country. Doctors are unable to find the reason. CT scan, BP, etc., are all fine. I need your advice on what could be other possible reasons. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What were her symptoms during the heart rate of 204 bpm? Could they perform an ECG during heart of tachycardia? Was this the first time or she had episodes prior to this? Now the common possibilities here are arrhythmias like PSVT or Atrial fibrillation. These are com...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest an alternative treatment for ICD.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 59 years old. Eight years back he had heart attack and the next year he underwent CABG. Presently, he is feeling uncomfortable and got an angiogram and cardiac PET/CT imaging done. It stated that he has severe LV dysfunction of more than 30 percentage. He also has severe c...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These procedures in modern science are done according to guidelines. So according to ACC (American College of Cardiology) or AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines indications for ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) placement are under two broad categories ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my swollen body and pale skin with reduced sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, Four months before, I noticed a lip swelling that was filled with water. After 20 days, I had whole body swelling (water retention) but had no pain. I also lost moderate skin sensitivity all over the body. For the last four weeks, I am noticing water retention only near lips, and whole-b...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns. As mentioned, your main symptoms are swelling over your lips and body, whitening of nails, skin, and increased heart rate. Though these symptoms do not have a specific diagnosis, together, they can have a ...  Read Full »

How can I get a high quality imaging without contrast?

Query: Hi doctor, I am willing to have a cardiac MRI to rule out COVID-induced myocarditis. I am allergic to gadolinium as I had a tachycardia reaction last time and so it will be best for me to have a scan without gadolinium contrast. I want to have a good image. Does having a 3T scanner help to have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a lot of research going on in the evaluation of COVID (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) myocarditis. The most recent application of cardiac MRI is a late gadolinium contrast enhancement. As you cannot get a gadolinium contrast MRI (magnetic ...  Read Full »

Does fever increase the heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 71 years old and is type 2 diabetic with a history of glaucoma, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. For two days, my father has a cough and a heart rate close to 100 bpm. However, all other parameters like BP, sugar level and oxygen seem normal. His postprandial glucose le...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. He is aged 71 years with multiple comorbidities, so his immunity is low. Currently, he has a fever and cough. Due to the fever, his heart rate is high. When fever subsides, the heart rate will go back to normal. There is no need to worry about the heart rate as it is no...  Read Full »

What are the causes for bounding pulse?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a glandular fever a few weeks ago, and since then, my heart has been beating really strong. I have a heart rate of 56 at the moment and still have swollen lymph nodes. It has never been that slow before. Can you please help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding heart rate, please reply to the following questions: What is your age? Did you have any cardiac issues? What medicines are you taking for glandular fever? Do you have any thyroid or liver issues? Do you exercise regularly? How long are you feeling stro...  Read Full »

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