Rapid pulse Overview
A rapid pulse or tachycardia is an abnormality of heartbeat. An increase in the pulse is normal under various circumstances, such as exercise or anxiety, but is otherwise abnormal. There are various causes of tachycardia include heart disorders, arrhythmias, metabolic imbalances, hormonal disorders, and other causes. The opposite symptom is slow pulse (bradycardia), and similar symptoms include bounding pulse and other heart rhythm symptoms. Many of the causes of tachycardia are a medical emergency (e.g. heart attack, shock, many others) and immediate medical care should be sought for any such symptom.
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- Tachycardia: Tachycardia is the name for an abnormally fast heartbeat. The opposite, a slow heartbeat is called bradycardia. Tachycardia can also
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- Heart Disorders: Heart disorders include many different types of diseases of the heart. Heart disease often refers to coronary heart disease, although
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- Arrhythmias: An arrhythmia is the general name for a heart rhythm disorder, where the hearts regular heartbeat has an abnormality
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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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- Medical Emergency Conditions: A medical emergency requires immediate professional medical care, with the calling of ambulance or other emergency services. Emergency first aid
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