What Are Symptoms and Risk Factors of Tachycardia?

Symptoms

The symptoms of tachycardia include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Rapid pulse rate
  • Heart palpitations which is a racing, uncomfortable or irregular heartbeat or a sensation of “flopping” in the chest
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting (syncope)

Risk factors

The risk of tachycardia associated with the following:

  • Age
  • Family
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Overactive or underactive thyroid
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Heavy alcohol or caffeine use
  • Use of recreational drugs
  • Psychological stress or anxiety
  • Anemia

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