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My father has developed racing heartbeat. What is it exactly?
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Usually arrhythmia
An arrhythmia is a disturbance in the heart beat and can be fast or slow.
The most common types start in the upper portion, or atria, and are called supraventricular tachycardias--which include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and atrial tachycardias. Any of these can be very fast and are treated with medicines to slow the heart rate and can be caused by hypertension or other causes.

In brief: Usually arrhythmia
An arrhythmia is a disturbance in the heart beat and can be fast or slow.
The most common types start in the upper portion, or atria, and are called supraventricular tachycardias--which include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and atrial tachycardias. Any of these can be very fast and are treated with medicines to slow the heart rate and can be caused by hypertension or other causes.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Dr. Mary Callahan
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Could be a few thing
Fast rates could mean afib , sinus tachy , psvt, etc to vague.
Need more information.

In brief: Could be a few thing
Fast rates could mean afib , sinus tachy , psvt, etc to vague.
Need more information.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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