Tachyarrhythmia – An Overview

Arrhythmia is a condition that occurs when your heart is beating too fast, too slow, in an unusual way. It is usually a sign that there is a problem with the electrical system that regulates the rhythm of the heart.

Tachycardia is a term that describes a racing heart. If your heart is both tachycardia and arrhythmia it is called tachyarrhythmia, and it can be a potentially serious health issue.

While tachyarrhythmia can sometimes be noticed, in some cases a faster-than-normal heart rate may not be noticeable. Your doctor will use a monitor that measures heart rate to diagnose suspected tachyarrhythmia. Numerous heart conditions can be the cause of an accelerated heart rate, as well as certain medications and health conditions.

This article will discuss with you the symptoms, types, causes and treatment for tachyarrhythmia.

What is tachyarrhythmia?

The heart rate is controlled by an electrical system that instructs when to pump oxygenated blood out of the body and when to relax. Arrhythmia occurs when there is a disruption in this electrical circuit. A change in this circuit can cause your heart rate to either speed up, slow down, flutter, or have an irregular beat pattern. Tachyarrhythmia also causes a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute (bpm) for an adult. A normal resting heart rate is 60 and 100 bpm.

While the reason behind a fast heart rate can be performing an aerobic workout. With tachyarrhythmia, the acceleration of the heart rate is not due to aerobic exercise [1] or any other normal causes. There are different types of tachyarrhythmia, and each type describes the problem with electrical conduction in the heart.