Palpitations are a very common cause of seeing a doctor of hospitals in Varanasi. They are most often benign. However, they should not be neglected if they intensify or become troublesome.
Palpitations: how to carry out a cardiac assessment?
In the vast majority of cases, isolated heart palpitations without any other signs are benign. However, if these palpitations have an impact on your daily life, they become obsessive or a source of anxiety, they last more than a few thousandths of a second, it is better to go for a consultation to assess the good health of your heart.
The basic test for all forms of arrhythmia is the electrocardiogram (ECG). Certainly, it may be of limited interest, since the difficulty is to document palpitations which are by definition intermittent. But the ECG always makes it possible to verify that there is no underlying heart disease.
In addition, a stress test is generally carried out on a bicycle or a treadmill to observe the cardiac reaction during physical exertion.
If, from time to time you have the impression that your heart suddenly stops or, on the contrary, speeds up, it is probably a phenomenon of palpitations (extra systoles). These heartbeats, which appear haphazardly, are completely mild. Read More: Abdominal Pain: When Should You See A Hospital In Varanasi for This Problem?
What solutions if the extra systoles are annoying?
Usually, it is unnecessary to treat palpitations. If they have an impact on daily life, we must learn to manage them and not to stress when they appear.
If they are not manageable, the doctor may prescribe magnesium, or even a mild anxiolytic to decrease emotionality. In very exceptional cases, it may be necessary to prescribe an anti-arrhythmic.
Tachycardia mostly affects young people between 10 and 20 years old
Are you between 10 and 20 years old, your heart races for a few minutes or a few hours, then this phenomenon stops as suddenly as it came? You may have paroxysmal or junctional tachycardia. This type of palpitations affects indeed rather the young subject.
These accelerations of the heart are due to abnormal connections between the atria and the ventricles. Without seriousness, they are however rather disabling. Seizures can repeat frequently, every week, or even several times a week, and can last three to four hours. This tachycardia can start when you change your position, when you suddenly bend down to tie your shoes or when you get up quickly from a chair.
As a first step, it is desirable to know how to manage these arrhythmias. At the onset of the seizure, take a deep breath, then exhale strongly without letting the air escape by closing your mouth and blocking your nose. The goal is to create pressure in the chest which causes stimulation of the vagal nerve slowing the heart rate.
If this tachycardia bothers you on a daily basis, the doctor may suggest radio frequency ablation. This surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia. They go up a catheter through the veins to the heart, then “burn” the connection areas between the atrium and the ventricle, responsible for these tachycardia. The intervention is not very painful, but can be judged as unpleasant because it gives a sensation of chest burning.
When consulting the experts of multispecialty hospital in Varanasi, it is for sure that a team of experts will be there for you during and after the treatment to help you feel comfortable and assist you at every point of time.