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What could cause tachycardia and irregular heartbeat despite a normal EKG?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At June 20, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 17, 2023

Patient's 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 deeply it goes away. Should I visit a doctor?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 to worry about it as it is not life-threatening. Did you have any symptoms like chest pain or heaviness, giddiness, fainting, or syncope? If yes, it suggests that you can have an arrhythmia. If this is occurring frequently like once a day, then we should get one Holter monitoring done which is a 24-hour ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring device. If not, try to get one ECG done during the episode, because in between ECGs would be normal. Do you have any stress or weird thoughts in your mind? If yes, then it may be related to it. Anyway, you can just wait and watch, or else get the tablet Ciplar-LA 20 (Propranolol) prescribed by a local doctor which will cover both things. Hope this helps. Thanks and take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology

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