Tachycardia is a medical term which means increase in the heart rate (pulse) above normal level at rest. So the organism can react to fear, nervousness or to various diseases. Usually the adult's heart at rest fights with frequency from 60 to 100 beats per minute.
Cardiopalmus can have the different reasons. Tachycardia is often harmless and quickly passes, for example, it can arise when you are excited, have a stress or carry out physical exercises. But sometimes behind it there is a disease. Then the reason is in heart, other body or in external influences.
Harmless reasons of a cardiopalmus
Exercise stresses (for example, during sports activities), acute stress, joy or fear usually speed up pulse. Heart begins to fight more often. It absolutely normally and usually there is nothing to worry. When the situation is normalized, a cardiopalmus passes.
In certain cases the psychological reasons cause physical symptoms, such as tachycardia. Doctors tell about the psychosomatic reasons, for example, constant stresses or alarming and panic frustration.
Heart diseases - the tachycardia reason
Other reasons of a cardiopalmus
Also other diseases can be the cause of a cardiopalmus. Examples:
1. Hyperfunction of a thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
2. Hormonal fluctuations in the period of a menopause.
3. Shock after injuries with big blood loss.
5. Pulmonary embolism.
When to the doctor?
It is desirable to survey recurrent or constant tachycardia at the doctor even if it passes in itself. Only the specialist can correctly define the reasons.
At first the doctor will talk to you to collect important information on your case history (anamnesis). Then the doctor will perform medical examination during which he will listen to your heart and will appoint other methods of inspection, for example:
1. Electrocardiography (ECG).
2. Holter of an ECG
3. Ultrasonography of heart.
In the following cases immediately call the ambulance if your heart strongly fights:
1. Tachycardia does not pass in itself.
2. Asthma and feeling of constraint in the breasts which are followed by fast heartbeat.
3. Severe pain in breasts, concern and an asthma.
4. Loss of consciousness and stop of blood circulation.