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Can a Racing Heart and Anxiety be Symptoms of a Heart Condition Such as Heart Arrhythmia?

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Can a Racing Heart and Anxiety be Symptoms of a Heart Condition Such as Heart Arrhythmia?

Posted on 05/03/2022 by RBH



Irregular heartbeats are also known as heart arrhythmias. It occurs when the electrical signals that are responsible for proper pumping of the heart do not work properly which leads to irregular heartbeats. There are basically two types of heart arrhythmias: one is known as tachycardia in which the heart beats too fast and the other one is known as bradycardia which occurs when the heartbeat is too slow.

There are cases in which the person does not even realize if they are facing irregular heartbeat as it does not cause any kind of problem in performing daily functions whereas in other cases it might lead to life-threatening conditions that require proper treatment from the best cardiologist in Jaipur in order to live a normal life. Generally, heart arrhythmia treatment includes surgery, medications, catheter, implants or devices, lifestyle habits etc.

 

Symptoms:

 

There are some cases in which the person does not feel any kind of warning signs or symptoms of having irregular heartbeats. But still they are certain conditions in which the person faces several warning signs and symptoms of having heart arrhythmia that may include:

  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Chest pain
  • Fluttering in Chest
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Slow heart rhythm
  • Excessive sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Voinjting
  • Fainting
  • Heart pounding
  • Heart palpitations
  • Blurry vision
  • Confusion
  • Excessive weakness

 

Causes:

 

One can have an irregular heartbeat even if the person is healthy but usually such conditions are situational such as running or doing some heavy exercise or tedious work might cause a fast or racing heartbeat. But there are several kinds of medical conditions or lifestyle habits that might cause heart arrhythmia. Some of the conditions might include:

  • Infection
  • Heart disease
  • Stress
  • Strong emotions such as anger, anxiety etc
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Excessive smoking
  • Addiction of drugs
  • Certain medications
  • Imbalance of electrolyte balance in the body
  • Heart surgery
  • Heart disease
  • Low blood flow
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Obesity

 

Diagnosis and Treatment:

 

ECG or electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of the heart that shows whether the heart is functioning properly or not. Irregular heart rhythms can also be diagnosed by an electrocardiogram.

Stress test on the end to check what is the amount of stress that the heart can manage before having any kind of heart problem; it also measures if the heart is getting enough blood for pumping.

The Holter test is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart throughout the day based on the kind of work the person shows; it takes continuous readings for 1- 2 days tiba week depending upon the requirement.

 

Echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound in order to check the condition of heart muscles and valves.

The treatment for irregular heartbeats depends upon the condition of the patient and its severity of it. The various treatments include:

Medications

Pacemakers

Vagal maneuvers

Catheter ablation

Surgery

Rukmani Birla Hospital is one of the best cardiac hospitals in Jaipur that is famous for handling complicated cardiac cases and having a great success rate. The latest technology, expert cardiologists in Jaipur, an in-house diagnostic center, and advanced medical procedure makes RBH the most suitable hospital for cardiac cases.