There are several types of dysrhythmia that can cause the symptoms you describe, but paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
, or psvt (see link below), is a fairly common dysrhythmia that can cause your heart rate
to increase far beyond normal. Whenever your heart beats faster, it requires more oxygen
to compensate for the increased workload. If your coronary arteries cannot supply enough blood to meet this demand, chest or back pain
) can result. If this situation persists, you could have a heart attack
, and certain medications can increase the irritability of your heart and make a dysrhythmia worse, but in most cases the "trigger" for the abnormal rhythm is already present somewhere in the tissues of your heart. Other conditions, such as anemia
, could contribute to your symptoms, as well.
In healthy, young adults, psvt is typically well-tolerated, but any time a dysrhythmia causes angina, chest pressure
, shortness of breath, or fainting, urgent medical evaluation is warranted.
All things considered, i think your body is sending you a message. Whatever is going on here, your heart doesn't seem to be tolerating it. Call your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation.