What is Tachyarrhythmia?
As we promised in ICD article today we will explain what is tachyarrhythmia. In short definition: When a heart rate is greater than organism requires that is called tachyarrhythmia. During the tachyarrhythmia, heart rate is over 100 beats per minute and can be up to 400 beats per minute. Tachyarrhythmia symptoms that occur are shortness of breath, dizziness, sudden general weakness, palpitations in the chest, and losing of consciousness.
The primary causes of tachyarrhythmia are: Heart diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure), atherosclerosis (coronary arteries), valvular heart disease, heart failure, heart muscle disease – cardiomyopathy, tumors, and infections; and the other causes like thyroid gland disease, certain lung diseases, imbalance of electrolytes, excessive use of alcohol and drugs. Of course like in our Get Rid Of Dandruff article and Hiccups article one of the most common causes of tachyarrhythmia is stress.
Tachyarrhythmia starts to develop when the definition of the cells (ectopic foci) in the heart muscle begin to fire impulses faster than normal.
Types of Tachyarrhythmia:
- Prechamber tachyarrhythmias which occur in prechambers and are called Atrial Flutters (prechambers pump blood at a very rapid and proper frequency) and Atrial Fibrillation (flickering vestibule). In atrial fibrillation, blood is retained in prechambers so long that may lead to blood clots, which can lead to stroke.
- Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia. There are two ventricular tachyarrhythmias that occur in the chambers of the heart which are called ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. Because the chambers are pumping blood in the whole organism, both listed tachyarrhythmias can lead to very rapid wear and lack of oxygen in the body, which is life threatening condition.