Originally Posted by Willdo
If your resting heart rate is 110 to 130, you have tachycardia (pathological rapid heart rate). Nicotine and caffeine can increase our heart rate. Many years of untreated tachycardia, can lead to an enlarged heart, I have read.
Think about how many times your heart will have to beat, over the coming years, just to sustain you while you are at rest, compared to a person with a normal heart rate. Your heart is being overworked.
I agree with you. But, in my case, only seven months of untreated tachycardia led to heart failure (enlarged heart). My doctor told me, a heart that isn't allowed to rest, as it does between beats during a normal heart rate, will slowly weaken and enlarge.
Usually beta blockers are prescribed to treat someone with tachycardia.
Digoxin, which is fairly inexpensive, does a good job at keeping my tachycardia under control.