A 28-year-old member asked:
what are differences between bradycardia and tachycardia?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Francis Uricchio answered
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.
Answered on Oct 22, 2017
Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
50 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.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez answered
19 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. For example, sinus tachycardia is a normal response to exercise or fear. If your hr does not increase with exercise, that can be a major problem. Also, bradycardia during rest (e.g., during sleep) can be normal too, especially in an athlete.
Answered on May 7, 2014
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