Tachycardia is the name for an abnormally fast heartbeat. The opposite, a slow heartbeat is called “bradycardia”. Tachycardia can also be related to “palpitations”, where a person becomes aware of the sensation in the chest of an abnormally strong or fast heartbeat. Symptoms associated with a rapid heartbeat may include faintness, dizziness, or shortness of breath. An increased pulse rate can be a normal response to various situations (e.g. fever, anxiety), but can also indicate certain system diseases (e.g. thyroid disease, anemia), or various forms of heart disease (e.g. paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, fibrillation).
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- Bradycardia: Bradycardia is the name for an abnormally slow heartbeat. The opposite, a rapid heartbeat is called “tachycardia”. A slow heartbeat
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- Palpitations: Palpitations are the feeling of very strong or irregular heartbeats in the chest. They are a form of arrhythmia. Causes
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- Systemic Disorders: Systemic disorders is the general category of disorders and diseases where an entire body system is affected, or the entire
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- Anemia: Anemia is the disease of low red blood cells which reduces the amount of oxygen pumped around the body. Symptoms
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- Heart Disease: Heart Disease, also called Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), refers to any condition of the heart or its major blood vessels. There
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