Tachycardia

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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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 »

Why am I having raised heart rate around 158 beats per minute?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a high heartbeat. My ECG is normal. I was under observation for three days and my highest heart beat per minute is 158. The doctor mentioned ventricular ectopic. So what does it mean?   Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Please mention whether it is the first time to have this increased heart rate. Ventricular ectopic is a type of arrhythmia. Please attach the ECG (electrocardiography) and 2-d echo (2D echocardiography) report so ...  Read Full »

Why does my 19-month-old son's heart race while sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, My 19-month-old son had blood work done. His alkaline phosphatase level was over 4000 IU/L. What does that mean? He barely breathes while sleeping with his heart racing. He also has decreased appetite, always touches the lower back of his head, and remains uncoordinated.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Parmar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your concern. As blood pressure remains high with abnormal values in the report, it may indicate kidney problems with possible vitamin D deficiency. I need more history and workup for comments. Kindly connect online for more concerns. Thank you.  Read Full »

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 »

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