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What is the difference between palpitations and tachycardia

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Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Fast vs irregular: Palpitations are irregular heart beats and tachycardia is a fast heart beat.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Meaning: Subjective palpitations means you feel your heart skipping or racing, but they haven't been documented. Objective palpitations means they have been do ... Read More
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Can be: The tachycardia could contribute to chest pains. The sighing could be due to your breathing trying to up its ventilation rate during the attack. Ha ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Vasodilators: Vasodilators do what the name implies: these compounds dilate blood vessels, resulting in a decrease in blood pressure. As the baroreceptors detect th ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Tachycardia: It is certainly possible to upload images so an ECG can be sent via Health Tap.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
A bit too gee-whiz: Glutamate receptors exist in peripheral tissues, i.e., outside the CNS. Animal research in this field goes back 15-20 years. Cardiac effects in animal ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Echo not helpful: Need further testing like a holter and maybe even an event recorder. Don't know what has or has not been done.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Probably normal: however there is a disease of the autonomic nervous system called positional orthostatic tachycardia (POTs) which could play a role. In addition the m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
SVT: it could be svt, hopefully you are seeing a doc so you can get diagnosis and treatment as appropriate
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations after a: If you recently had the ablation, you should call your cardiologist right away. Even if the AVNRT is gone, you can develop other arrhythmias or compl ... Read More
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