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What are differences between bradycardia and tachycardia

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations: Palpitations are extra heart beats felt as an unpleasant sensation. Tachycardia is rapid heart rate and bradycardia is a slow heart rate.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
20 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Fast versus slow: Bradycardia & tachycardia just mean slow & fast heart rate, respectively. Each does not necessarily indicate a problem and can be normal & appropriate ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 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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Dr. Michael Mascia
49 years experience Critical Care
Pump Failure: Heart rate & rhythm combine to determine cardiac output, or, in common terms, the pumping ability of the heart. Good cardiac function & pumping abilit ... Read More
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Dr. Nancy Mellow
44 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: In some cases, these can be normal states (an athletic person with bradycardia) or due to another condition (tachycardia with overactive thyroid, too ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 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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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Asymptomatic bradycardia is not associated with any risk usually, typically athletes have profound bradycardias and it is a sign of their fitness. Ta ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alisa Niksch
22 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
33 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
35 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 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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