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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal: Many children have sinus arrhythmia...Which is fancy for irregular heart beat. It is normal. As long as there are no changes in color...It is just ski ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Respiration: Most likely what you are observing is called "respiratory arrhythmia" which everyone has. When you breath in , your heart beat quickens, and when you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cardiac arrythmia: Fast irregular heart beat is a form of cardiac arrhythmia, needs medical attention, hot shower may make it worse, get it checked out ASAP
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Needs checking: You need to see your MD to have a good physical - maybe even an EKG. Make sure you are off caffeine - no monster drinks!. If you have chest pain, dizz ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "late beats". It's possible this refers sinus pauses. What matters is the possible causes, like medications, and how " ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea may explain your symptoms. See your physician & get evaluated.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Night sweats: Night sweats are not normal but if you have no aircondlting and it is hot then may be normal. Are others sleeping with you sweating as well?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
For sure!: Your heart responds to Adrenalin and a scary dream can pump a lot of it into your circulation. In the most extreme of circumstances, it's actually po ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Racing heart: You should contact you obstetrician right away. Sometimes this is related to the weight and fluid gained during pregnancy, but you should see your do ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor: One possible cause is thyroid imbalance. Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia, light or missed periods, shortness of breath, weight loss, change in appe ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: None of the symptoms you list are typical of menopause.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Hereditary: Yes and no;there are many cardiac conditions with a genetic component which include rhythm disturbances,there are also heritable disorders of cardiac ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: You describe normal extra beats.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Byers
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal with sleep: Normal during sleep not a worrisome pattern are you at risk for sleep apnea snoring overweight interrupted sleep tired in the morning easy to sleep du ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, the breast increases in size and volume. This is a normal physiologic change. Increase heart rate is also a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience Cardiology
Likely anxiety : Likely anxiety, but you can get a holter monitor to be certain that its nothing to worry about.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: One should not have those symptoms at your age during a period or during exercise. Schedule a visit for an evaluation. You may need to start with a pr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
NO: No, however, sleeping during night hours is healthier than sleeping during day hours... Many hormones and functions in the body depend on the circa ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get checked: This could be normal response to anxiety, caffeine etc, but an irregular heart beat and/or palpitations can be early warning sign of a heart problem o ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Beta blocker: Did your cardiologist suggest any medication like beta blocker or anxiety medicine .since all your cardiac work up is OK ASK YOUR PCP for advise
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Panic attack?: It's not uncommon to have panic attacks wake you in the night. Lack of sleep and ongoing anxiety can worsen them. However, this needs a full medical ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: The heart is pumping blood for two people so it needs to pump faster to pump the added volume demand.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Sleep apnea can cause low oxygen levels which could then lead to this fast heart rate. If that is the case, treating the sleep apnea should solve the ... Read More

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