Heart Disease Community
Fast heart rate
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fast heart rate

My heart races from time to time. When I check it, it's between 180 to 190 beats a min. when it's happening. I get light headed and short of breath, sometimes when I press on my chest, it hurts into my back. I have high blood pressure, but it's under control. What is wrong with me?? Should I be concerned? This has been going on for about 3 months now.
Related Discussions
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
61536_tn?1340701763
I would see a doctor.  Is this happening when you're sitting down or otherwise having no reason for a fast heart rate?

I have supraventricular tachycardia, and my rate is usually 180-is during those episodes.  If that's what it is, it may or may not need treated, but it definitely needs to be diagnosed.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
No there is no reason for it. It can happen anytime and just happened about an hour ago when I was watching tv. My heart started thumping and I could feel myself physically moving with it. I could not draw a deep breath. It lasts anywhere from a minute to up to 10 minutes.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms. How often does this happen? daily? Ide request a holter monitor first and foremost. And probably an echo.. If you dont have an episode while wearing the holter, ask for an event monitor.. Supraventricular tachycardia is a type of arrhythmia effecting the top chambers of the heart.. It may or may not need treatment, but yes it should definatly be diagnosed and you should be rechecked by echo for any structural heart abnormalities
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
What is supraventricular tachycardia?
Blank
61536_tn?1340701763
What college girl said :)

It's a rapid heart rate that originates in the upper chambers of the heart.  Definitely get a diagnosis.  I'm not saying you have this, I'm just saying that it sounds like what I have, and what I have is supraventricular tachycardia.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
139792_tn?1437825090
Blank
Dalubaba commented on photo
17 hrs ago
675718_tn?1321008971
Blank
summer
18 hrs ago by drifter0213
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
House passed the Dark Act H.R. 1599...
19 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL