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What is Tachycardia?

Tachycardia is one of the rare forms of cardiac (heart) conditions. This causes the heart beat to increase in frequency at levels that are above the normal level even when the body is at rest. This condition may cause the heart rate to increase in either the upper or lower chambers, or both.

Electrical signals from the brain are sent to the heart muscles through the heart tissues and a heart affected with tachycardia displays a comparatively rapid heart rate and higher frequency of electrical signals.

In many cases, tachycardia is not known to show any visible symptoms, however, if left untreated for long this condition may results in various complications, including stroke or even cardiac arrest (heart attack).

There are several treatments that are available in India which can help to regulate the increased heart rate and avoid the complications arising from it as well.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Tachycardia?

As the heart rate increases the ability of the heart to pump the blood throughout the body completely is affected. This prevents the various organs and tissues of the vital oxygen which is carried to them by the blood.

These are the several common tachycardia-related signs and symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Faster pulse rate
  • Heart palpitation
  • Fainting
  • Angina (chest pain)

Some cases of tachycardia do not show symptoms and the condition is usually discovered during a regular medical exam or from another diagnosis.

What are the Causes of Tachycardia?

Tachycardia is caused due to any factor which disrupts the normal transmission of the electrical impulses from the brain to the heart through the heart tissues which causes irregular (faster) heart rate.

These are the various factors that can cause tachycardia:

  • heart tissue damage from heart diseases
  • congenital (birth) defect with heart tissues and electrical impulse pathways
  • abnormality/disease of the heart
  • exercise
  • anemia
  • sudden onset of stress (fright, etc)
  • smoking
  • high blood pressure
  • fever
  • excessive alcohol consumption
  • excessive caffeine use
  • side effects of certain medications
  • recreational drug abuse (especially cocaine)
  • hyperthyroidism

What are the Risk Factors Associated with Tachycardia?

Any factor that puts stress on the heart or causes damage to the heart tissue can increase the risk of tachycardia in a person.

Certain changes in lifestyle and several medications may help to lower this risk.

These are the risk factors associated with tachycardia:

  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • smoking
  • excessive caffeine consumption
  • excessive alcohol consumption
  • recreational drug abuse
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • anemia
  • genetics
  • old age 

What are the Complications Arising from Tachycardia?

There are several minor and serious complications that are seen in cases of tachycardia, such as:

  • blood clots may cause stroke/heart attack
  • frequent fainting
  • heart failure
  • sudden demise

How is Tachycardia Diagnosed?

The doctor will use several diagnostic tests to determine the presence as well as the form of tachycardia suspected in a patient. Initially, the doctor will usually perform a physical examination to evaluate the severity and frequency of the symptoms.

These are the additional diagnostic tests performed to identify tachycardia in a patient:

  • ECG (Electrocardiogram) – Also known as EKG, this diagnostic test is the primary diagnostic test for determining tachycardia. It involves placing small electrodes (sensors) on the chest and arms to measure the electrical signals from the heart beat. The doctor searches for certain specific patterns of electrical signals to determine the type of tachycardia as well as any abnormality which is causing the increased heart rate.
  • Electro-Physiological test – This test is most helpful in confirming the diagnosis as well as identifying the location of the problem in the circuit of the heart tissues. The doctor will insert catheters which are attached with small electrodes (sensors) at the end, into the groin, arm or neck. The doctor guides the catheter gently to various spots in the heart using major blood vessels. This helps to efficiently determine the pattern and spread of the electrical impulses in the heart tissues.

How is Tachycardia Treated?

The main aim of any form of tachycardia treatment is to slow down the abnormally increased heart rate as well as minimize the risk of further complications from arising.

Vagal maneuvers, medications, and cardioversion are mostly used to control the increased heart rate successfully.

Catheter ablation, medicinal drugs, pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator procedure or even open-heart surgery may be required to prevent the faster heart rate from developing in the future. 

Why Choose Travcure for Tachycardia Treatment in India?

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