- Atherosclerosis (atherosclerosis)
- Heart Failure
- Damage to the electrical wiring of the heart, for example after myocardial infarction
- Thyroid disease ( hyperthyroidism )
- COPD or other chronic lung disease
- Pneumonia, a blood clot in the lung and other sudden changes in local lung
- Inflammation of the pericardium ( pericarditis )
- Certain medications, drugs or other beverages such as alcohol
- A stressful lifestyle or stress episodes
When to see a doctor?
Fast forkammerrytmer is rarely life threatening; the exception is if you have another serious heart disease. You should contact your healthcare provider if this is the first time you experience the phenomenon, and the symptoms last longer than a minute or two. If you've had down resembled episodes in the past but this time the seizure lasts far longer than before, you should also seek help.
If you experience rapid heartbeat characters in combination with dizziness and / or fainting tendency, chest pain or breathlessness, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Do not attempt to drive to the hospital on their own, but rather call 113, so they can help you.