Surely at some point, you have noticed palpitations or your heart is racing, and you have worried because you do not know what it may be due to. Do not be panicked. In most cases, palpitations have no impact on our health. But it is important to know the alarm signals and, if they persist, go to the specialist in Cardiology. It will help us to know what the cause may be, what impact they have on our health, and whether we should follow any specific treatment.
Palpitations are the perception of our heartbeat. Although we do not usually notice it, sometimes we can perceive that it is very source, very fast or irregularly.
Our heart is prepared to increase the heart rate - tachycardia - in certain stressful situations. It is usual that when we are exercising or getting angry, the heart will accelerate. However, in some people, the heart accelerates for no apparent reason. In some of these cases, the causes can be multiple: an alteration of the function of the thyroid gland, an infection, anemia, etc.
The most frequent cause, with the difference in palpitations, is extrasystoles, which is a heartbeat that anticipates normal and can give this sensation of palpitation or "heart overturning." Many people have extrasystoles, but not everyone notices them. They are usually benign and, if there are no underlying cardiac abnormalities, they do not usually require specific treatment.
It usually attracts more attention when a young person without known diseases presents a tachycardia of sudden onset, without a clear trigger, which can last a few minutes and, sometimes, a few hours, and sometimes disappear suddenly. These tachycardia are not so uncommon, and it is important to consult a heart Treatment hospital in Delhi to start the study of them. If an electrocardiogram (ECG) is done at the time the person has the tachycardia, we will most likely be able to establish the cause of the same and what treatment he needs.
The main problem we usually encounter in these situations is that when the patient consults - on an outpatient basis or in the emergency room - the tachycardia has often disappeared. In some patients, ECG without tachycardia can allow us to establish the mechanism that causes it, but in many other cases, ECG without tachycardia can be completely normal. You can indicate a Holter record that for a certain time (usually 24 hours, but may even be weeks) to see if the tachycardia appears again.
Many of these tachycardias are due to the appearance of a functional loop inside the heart that causes the heartbeat to be repeated regularly at fast speeds. This is what we call a paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. This type of alteration currently has a very effective treatment by catheterization. With a simple venous puncture, it is located where the loop is located and removed.
When the patient already has basic heart disease, it is more common for the type of arrhythmia to be more complex. In such cases, you also have to study using ECG and sometimes with Holter. In such cases, pharmacological treatment by heart Treatment hospitals in India is usually indicated, and sometimes catheterization is also indicated.