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what are differences between bradycardia and tachycardia

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Heart Rate: Tachycardia is a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute. Bradycardia is a heart rate less than 60 beats per minute.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Tachy or Brady: Aside from not feeling well with either of these, there is a likelihood that either can cause a cardiomyopathy or a weakness in the muscle. These rhy ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The risk of bradycardia is typically dizziness or passing out. On occasion, bradycardia can chest pain or heart failure. Tachycardia can chest pain, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alisa Niksch
21 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
More data needed...: I would be interested to know what the actual heart rates were when you stood. It would also be important to know if you had a blood pressure change w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Orthostatic: Doctors & nurses check vital signs (blood pressure & heart rate) in lying, sitting, & standing (orthostatic) positions to assess if whethe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Brady/tachy: Details including ECG matter in differentiating several potential causes,you are strongly urged to further evaluation
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience Critical Care
Electrolytes: Hyperkalemia can caus several ECG abnormalities. First one may see "peaked t waves". Ventricular ectopic beats (pvc's) as well as tachycardia may ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tachy/brady: Alternating resting tachycardia/bradycardia is not normal. You should have your doctor investigate to see what could be going on.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily : You have to take that painful experience into context - is there a reason to associate the back pain with your heart condition ? Were you exerting you ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on how fast or how slow, the cause for the abnormal rate and whether or not it is causing any symptoms. Both abnormally slow and fast heart b ... Read More

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