U.S. News & World Report: Rapid Heart Rate: What are the Dangers Associated with Tachycardia?

May 17, 2019

Tachycardia is a term to describe rapid heart rate. Although it is often harmless, it can be a sign of a serious issue like atrial fibrillation (AFib), which can lead to life-threatening complications.

Dr. Sanjaya Gupta, a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, explains when a fast heart rate becomes too fast and when it is time to see your doctor.

For a newborn baby, 100 beats per minute is considered normal. "But for an adult, that's way too fast," Gupta said.

"If they feel the heart rate is rapid and irregular, that is cause for concern."

Read the full U.S. News & World Report article.

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