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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Will ablation for atrial tachycardia make my POTS syndrome worse?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had POTS syndrome for 5 years and recently had loop recorder implanted. I have been told that I have atrial tachycardia and need ablation. Will ablation make POTS worse? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns. No, cardiac ablation will not cause any derangements in your progressing disease of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardi... Read Full »
I had tachycardia after a heavy period. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, Last month, I did a health check-up, and everything was fine. Later, I had my cycle a little heavy compared to my regular one. I felt quite weak. I went for an ECG in a local diagnostic center. It showed tachycardia and an early transition posterior infarct. I am very prone to anxiety.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the limited details on this case that I have, it seems you are worried about the finding on the EKG (electrocardiogram) as an early transition infarct of the posterior wall. As you had a recent heavy menstrual bleed and you were feeling sick, that is why you ... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Why does my heart pounds when I stand up?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old healthy male. My height is 178 cm and weight is 73 kg. I do exercise regularly and I am healthy too. I have recently visited a cardiologist and done a cycloergometric test (Bruce stage 4 protocol). During the test my blood pressure remained normal but my heart rate ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not to worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care all of your medical concerns. Your body mass index looks normal for this age. Thanks for attaching ... Read Full »
Is high BP the cause of constant morning palpitations?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past 8 days I am having mild palpitations both morning and evening. Since, eight years, I am taking tablet Metolar 50 mg for BP. I consulted my doctor, he asked me to get ECG, ECHO and also thyroid tests. I even got lipid profile, kidney and liver function tests done and all t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not to worry. With all the normal laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) palpitations in the morning and evenings may be due to anxiety. Anxiety is considered... Read Full »