When a Fast Heartbeat Needs Treatment?

Many people experienced fast heartbeat once or twice in their life, most of them took a rest and the symptoms are gone. Some of them have recurring fast heartbeat and go for doctors’ help. In daily life, when do we know a fast heartbeat needs medical treatment?

Normal heartbeat is within 60-100 beats per minute at rest. Athletes may have lower heart rate. When a person feels heart rate over 100 when he or she is at rest, this is a symptom to be pay attention to.

There’re a few checkpoints:

  1. Is it a sudden fast heartbeat when you are at rest without mood swings?
  2. Do you feel out of breath?
  3. Do you feel chest pain, arm pain, shoulder pain, or any pain from jaw to stomach?
  4. Is it more than 150 beats per minute when you’re at rest?
  5. Do you feel dizzy and lose consciousness?
  6. After hours of physcial exercises do you still have heart rate over 100 beats per minute?

If you have one of the above, a medical checkup will be helpful.

 

 

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.