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is rapid heart rate a symptom of supraventricular tachycardia

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
37 years experience Internal medicine
Good question: On average, heart rates over 180 are potentially fatal. Heart rates under 160 are usually not fatal, but they can be serious. The faster the heart ra ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: but you do need evaluation and possible prescription medication
Dr. Christian Mayaud
35 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: SVT management is bread and butter cardiology. See a cardiologist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Tachycardia : Sounds like you need to see a doctor about this. I can't be sure if this is an emergency without more information. It sounds like a heart arrhythmia. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
None.: There is nothing abnormal about a resting heart rate of 49/minute when one is lying supine. One with your history should exercise regularly, keep you ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: But some arrhythmias run in families....Talk to your physician.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
22 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine : Stimulants such as caffeine and some decongestants can trigger act in some people. Dehydration, illness and stress are other common triggers.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: But it will depend on the age of the patient and the circumstances. A neborn baby can easily have a hr of 200 when crying or even feeding; with vigo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: Your rapid heart rate should certainly be investigated further for the cause. You may have a serious cardiac condition such as atrial fibrillation, fo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Too fast: A heart rate over 200 beats per minute is way too fast. One's primary care doctor or cardiologist can evaluate for the cause, if an adult truly h ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Tachycardia: Normal heart rate usually run for 60-100, although there is some variance in 'normal.' If you have a sustained rate above 100 I would suggest getting ... Read More
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