Heart Palpitations Treatment Turkey

    We’ve all felt our heart rate acceleration when we’re excited, scared, or when we get important news. This reaction of our body in the face of the emotions we are talking about is quite natural. However, under normal conditions, we do not expect the heart to beat that fast. The normal heart rate range of a healthy adult is 60-100. Of course, this heart rate can sometimes exceed 100 during the day due to reasons such as the emotional changes we have just shared. However, they are caused by our body’s reactions to momentary events. When the effects of these events subside, the heart immediately returns to its normal rate. Some people, on the other hand, may feel their heart beat at high speeds even when they are resting and in no particular situation. This condition is popularly known as “palpitation”. Palpitations can occur when the heart beats faster than normal or when the heart contracts stronger than normal. Patients find it difficult to understand the difference between these two conditions. In this article, we will talk about what causes palpitation, tachycardia and the details of palpitation treatment.

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    What is Heart Palpitations?

    Palpitation is the feeling that a person experiences because the heart is beating faster than it should or is contracting strongly. The feeling of palpitation may indeed occur due to the rapid beating of the heart. However, this is not the cause of all palpitations. In some cases, strong contractions of the heart can also cause palpitations. If the palpitation occurs due to the heart beating faster than normal, this condition is called “tachycardia” in medicine.

    What is Tachycardia ?

    A faster heart rate than the normal range for various reasons is called tachycardia. Adults at rest are expected to have a heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. If the pulse (heartbeat) rate is over 100 per minute, the term “tachycardia” is used to describe this heart rhythm. This condition, also known as palpitation among the people; It can be seen during psychological disorders such as panic attacks or cardiovascular diseases such as rhythm disorder.

    What is the Normal Heart Rate Range?

    • The normal heart rate of a healthy and resting adult is 60 – 100 per minute,
    • The normal heart rate of a child who meets the same conditions is 100 – 120 per minute,
    • The normal heart rate of a baby who meets the same conditions is in the range of 100 – 140 per minute.

    The normal pulse rate may vary depending on the age of the individual. In addition, it should not be forgotten that the heart rate may increase naturally during physical activities and emotional changes. Therefore, the ideal ranges given above are valid for individuals who are at rest.

    What Causes Heart Palpitations?

    Causes of palpitations may include:

    • Sudden mood swings; fear, excitement, sadness…
    • Excessive stress.
    • Intense  physical activity; running, exercises, sports activities.
    • Excessive consumption of products containing caffeine such as tea and coffee.

    These cause a type of palpitation known as sinus tachycardia or physiological tachycardia. Sinus tachycardia can be easily eliminated by some lifestyle changes. However, if the cause of the palpitation is arrhythmic tachycardia (tachycardia caused by arrhythmia), different medical treatment approaches may be required. Whether the patient has sinus tachycardia or arrhythmic tachycardia can be determined by tests such as ECG.

    In addition to what we have mentioned, some people may also experience palpitations due to panic attacks.

    Does Panic Attacks Cause Heart Palpitations?

    Panic disorder sufferers may experience palpitations during panic attacks. Because of this feeling, he can panic much more; They may think that they will have serious ailments, such as a heart attack. When individuals feel excessive stress, fear and anxiety; It is normal to have a rapid heartbeat. However, in some cases, rhythm disorders may accompany panic disorder. Palpitation, which is only seen due to panic attacks, although temporary; Situations in which panic disorder is accompanied by a rhythm disorder can be dangerous for the health of the person. Therefore, panic attack patients who suspect a rhythm disorder are advised to consult with a doctor who is an expert in the field. Cardiology specialists can determine whether palpitations are caused by panic attacks or a rhythm disorder with the tests they perform.

    How to Treat Heart Palpitations?

    Heart palpitations are not a disease on their own, but a symptom. In order to eliminate this symptom, the cause must be determined. Palpitation sensation; If it is seen due to excessive stress, caffeine use, strenuous activities, some lifestyle changes can be made. Psychological support can be obtained if it is seen due to panic disorder.

    If the feeling of palpitation is thought to occur due to a rhythm disorder in the heart, it is necessary to consult a cardiovascular specialist. Thus, necessary examinations can be made and the details of the rhythm disorder can be investigated. Appropriate treatment can then be initiated.