• A rapid heartbeat--or tachycardia--is characterized by a heart that beats up to 400 times every 60 seconds. There are numerous causes, some more serious than others.


    According to, tachycardia also refers to the irregular, rapid nature of the heartbeat. This condition starts when the heart begins beating more than 100 times a minute.


    Simple causes include anxiety and drinking lots of caffeinated beverages; more serious causes include coronary artery disease.


    Effects of tachycardia include lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath or fainting, according to


    If you are having occurrences of tachycardia, get it checked out by a doctor immediately. While it may be as simple as a case of anxiety, according to, it's best to make sure you don't have an underlying cardiac condition.


    Treatments of tachycardia include resolving any underlying medical issues, as well as surgical and medical options, according to

    Source: Tachycardia - Fast or Irregular Heartbeat Tachycardia

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