Re: Experiencing tachycardia when doing nothing physical
It could be just anxiety. However, it could also be an SVT. If it's an SVT it would be good to get a diagnosis as to what type. I can't diagnose you but I had an ablation 8 weeks ago for AVNRT (born with an extra pathway in my heart) and AVNRT often starts suddenly at rest. I could exercise vigorously with AVNRT and my heart would react normal but I could be watching TV and it would jump instantly to 220 beats a minute. Does it just jump up instantly to a fast rhythm? If so it could be AVNRT or another type of SVT. If it gradually goes up, maybe not. Also, you may think it's really fast and it may just be panic and sinus tachycardia and only 100 or so beats a minute. SVT's need to be 140 or 160 beats a minute or higher. It's hard to know exactly how fast your heart rate is going sometimes. If it is an SVT and it's new to you, you would feel anxious. If it continues visit an electrophysiologist or cardiologist and get a holter moniter. Or when it happens go to the ER and get them to do an EKG during the period your heart rate is fast and they can have a cardiologist diagnosis you through your EKG. Either way you can get something to assist you. I highly recommend if it is AVNRT or another type of SVT asking your physician about the ablation. I had AVNRT for 20 years and it was expensive, annoying and at times interfered with my life. My 3 1/2 hour ablation put those days behind me forever. I feel GREAT now! Best Wishes.