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8 Causes of a Fast Heart Beat and Heart Attack

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When the blood supply to the heart is cut off, a heart attack develops. The most common cause of blockage is a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other chemicals in the arteries that supply the heart, forming plaque (coronary arteries). A plaque can break and generate a clot, obstructing blood flow. Parts of the heart muscle can be damaged or destroyed if blood flow is disrupted.

While a fast resting heart rate, usually exceeding 100 beats per minute, is referred to as TACHYCARDIA. It can be harmful depending on the underlying cause and how hard the heart has to work. The heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute in humans.

Some persons with tachycardia have no symptoms and never develop issues. It can, however, raise your chances of having a stroke, heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest, or death.

Symptoms of a Fast Heart Beat (Tachycardia) And Heart Attack.

The following are signs and symptoms of a heart attack:

1. Pain, discomfort, weight, tightness, or squeezing in your chest, arm, or behind your breastbone

2. A throbbing pain in your back, jaw, mouth, or arm

3. Feeling stuffed, indigestion, or choking (it may feel like heartburn)

4. Excessive sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness

5. Severe exhaustion, anxiousness, or tiredness, as well as shortness of breath

6. An irregular or fast heartbeat

8 Causes of a fast heart beat and heart attack.

1. An adverse reaction to a particular medication.

2. Heart abnormalities that are present at birth.

3. Excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine.

4. Using cocaine or other illegal substances as a recreational drug.

5. Deficiency in electrolytes.

6. Heart tissue injury due to a lack of blood supply.

7. Smoking is number.

8. Lung disorders, thyroid issues, anemia, and other health problems.

How to prevent a fast heart beat and heart attack.

Tachycardia can be prevented and managed with the help of some interventions. At home, you can prevent tachycardia and other cardiac problems by doing the following:

1. Quitting smoking and abstaining from hard drugs.

2. Limiting alcohol and caffeine consumption.

3. If at all possible, reducing stress.

4. Getting adequate sleep.

5. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

Write-up Credit: WebMD and Medical News Today.

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