WRITTEN BY: Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
REVIEWED BY: Dr. Terry Schroeder on April 18, 2023
What is Tachycardia?
Tachycardia is a medical condition in which the heart beats faster than usual or more than 100 beats per minute at rest. Common types include atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. Condition type depends on the location of the abnormal electrical impulses causing the rapid heartbeat.
Various factors, including stress, anxiety, exercise, medications, and certain medical conditions, can cause the disorder. Seeking medical care is crucial if experiencing tachycardia symptoms or other abnormal heart rhythms.
What causes Tachycardia?
There are many possible causes of tachycardia, including physical activity, stress, anxiety, medications, medical conditions, substance abuse, electrical abnormalities, and genetics.
Medications, such as asthma and prescription drugs, decongestants, and medicines containing stimulants can cause tachycardia. Certain medical conditions, particularly hyperthyroidism, anemia, heart disease, and lung disease, can also cause the disorder. Additionally, tachycardia can result from abnormal electrical pathways in the heart, leading to rapid or irregular heartbeats.
What are the symptoms of Tachycardia?
Common symptoms of tachycardia include rapid heartbeat, palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness or lightheadedness, and fainting. Rapid heartbeat, which is more than 100 beats per minute, is the symptom most experienced and the source of the related conditions. Determining the underlying cause of tachycardia is crucial for proper diagnosis and effective treatment.
How is Tachycardia treated?
Treatment for tachycardia depends on the underlying cause of the disorder. Common treatments for the condition include medications, electrical cardioversion, ablation, and implantable devices.
Medications for tachycardia include beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and anti-arrhythmic drugs. These medicines slow the heart rate to help regulate rhythm. Electrical cardioversion is a procedure that delivers an electrical shock to the heart to reset its rhythm. Ablation is a method that uses catheters to send radiofrequency energy to specific areas of the heart to destroy abnormal tissue causing tachycardia.
Implantable devices, such as pacemakers or cardioverter-defibrillators, also help regulate the heart's rhythm.
How does Tachycardia affect brain wellness?
Tachycardia can affect blood and oxygen flow to the brain, leading to neurological symptoms that impact physical and mental well-being.
A common symptom of tachycardia is dizziness or lightheadedness. This condition results from a lack of oxygen in the brain caused by reduced blood flow. In severe cases, tachycardia can lead to fainting or loss of consciousness.
Tachycardia can also cause mental disorders, including anxiety and panic attacks. When the body experiences a rapid heart rate, it can trigger the release of stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, causing various physiological and psychological changes. Prolonged exposure to these hormones can increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental health problems.
Additionally, tachycardia can lead to an increased risk of stroke. An irregular heartbeat can cause blood clots to form in the heart. These clots can travel to the brain and block blood flow, leading to a stroke. Strokes can cause significant damage to the brain, resulting in long-term disabilities or even death.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://www.nih.gov/
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