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i always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep is this normal

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
18 years experience Cardiology
Yes: I see this often in patients, its unclear what is going on, but i think it may sometimes be related to the fact that when one lays down, more blood fl ... Read More
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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
Maybe. Depends!: Patients often feel their heart beats more at night, not because something happens to them when they lie down (though bad dreams and aggravation can c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Define very rapid : Resting heart rate for a 4yo would be expected to fall between 60-90 beats per minute with periods during dream sleep that may run 90-140. Deep sleep ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
42 years experience Urgent Care
See a psychiatrist.: If the labs are all normal then it is possible that you have some kind phobia or a stress disorder. I would strongly recommend that you see a psychiat ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Monitor: Since you describe a sensation of palpitations, I think it's important to document the heart rhythm during those symptoms. Wearing a heart monitor as ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Side effects: Those are some side effects from high doses of steroids but can also occur with exacerbations of asthma.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac awareness: The name of you symptom is "cardiac awareness." If tends to be more prominent if you lie with your left side down. Shifting your position usually help ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Palpitations: can be a symptom of anxiety but you need to see your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Then see a clinical psychologist who can teach you some s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Alcohol&coffee: Your symptoms are much more likely to be from alcohol and coffee than from MVP.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Mono: Mono can cause atrial fibrillation and can give you a "foggy"brain. You should seek immediate help from your doctor or see a cardiologist ASAP

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