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What are the symptoms of tachycardia?

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No matter which type of tachycardia you have, you may feel:

In extreme cases, you could become unconscious or go into cardiac arrest. But sometimes there are no symptoms at all.

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate”

University of California San Francisco: “Supraventricular Tachycardia” and “Ventricular Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic.

Tung R. , published online 2011. Circulation

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate”

University of California San Francisco: “Supraventricular Tachycardia” and “Ventricular Tachycardia.”

Mayo Clinic.

Tung R. , published online 2011. Circulation

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

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