Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Reentrant tachycardia or atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is a common type of reentrant supraventricular tachycardia, which is characterized by an abnormally fast heartbeat. This occurs when the electrical impulses that coordinate the heartbeats do not work properly.
The cause of tachycardia, in general, is due to a disruption in the normal electrical impulses that control the heart’s pumping action. There are many conditions and situations that possible cause reentrant tachycardia. These include the following: a reaction to certain medications; congenital abnormalities of the heart; consuming too much alcohol; consumption of cocaine and some other recreational drugs; electrolyte imbalance; heart disease that has led to poor blood supply and damage to heart tissues; hypertension; an overactive thyroid gland; smoking; and certain lung diseases.
The side effects of reentrant tachycardia include rapid heartbeat or palpitations, a perception of a rapid or forceful heartbeat, chest discomfort, angina or chest pain, pressure or tightness, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness or dizziness. In severe cases, supraventricular tachycardia may cause unconsciousness or cardiac arrest.
The body systems harmed by reentrant tachycardia are the cardiovascular and the respiratory systems.
Foods that can help lower the heart rate or prevent reentrant tachycardia include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as walnuts, vegetable oils, salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel, herring, and white fish; foods rich in fiber such as brown rice, whole-wheat bread, quinoa, beans, oats, ground flaxseeds, rice bran, fruits, and vegetables; foods rich in minerals, such as leafy greens, broccoli, and baked potatoes; foods rich in potassium, such as prunes, orange juice, bananas, tomatoes, and spinach.
Treatment options for tachycardia include the following:
Reentrant tachycardia or atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is a condition in which the heart beats abnormally fast.
Reentrant tachycardia is due to a disruption in the normal electrical impulses that control the heart’s pumping action.
Reentrant tachycardia causes rapid heartbeat or palpitations, a perception of a rapid or forceful heartbeat, chest discomfort, angina or chest pain, pressure or tightness, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness or dizziness.
In severe cases, reentrant tachycardia may lead to unconsciousness or cardiac arrest.
Reentrant tachycardia harms the cardiovascular and the respiratory systems.
Reentrant tachycardia can be prevented with omega-3 rich foods, fiber-rich foods, foods rich in minerals, and potassium-rich foods.
Reentrant tachycardia can be treated with adhering to a healthy lifestyle and some massages.
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