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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Post prand.tachy: hello~ If you are 60lbs over weight I can understand that even a good meal would be an extra strain on your heart. It sounds as though you have a majo ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism has rapid heart beat as an early symptom, easy to check.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Talk w/your Dr: Could be food allergy or (more likely) a heart rhythm issue. Should have it checked.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: You need to verify that anxiety is the cause of your rapid heart rate, with a medical check. There are a number of different, and probably more effect ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Discuss w doc: One expects a physiologically appropriate increase in heart rate with exercise. This could be magnified if your volume state is low (intravascular de ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart rate: The catecholamines with excitement can drive the rate up and take a while for it to come back down depending on conditioning and catechol levels.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jorge Cheirif
39 years experience in Cardiology
Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You're human: Most people have occasional flutters, flipflops, and skipped beats, especially when they're doing something exciting and fun. If you have more than fi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Possible PSVT: may have an arrhythmia called PSVT . Short runs of fast heart rates. Labs, echo,Event recorder should be done. Avoid stimulants,caffeine, decongestant ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Life: This all sounds like a normal human experience. Your body is talking to you. Are you listening?
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Dehydration: Due to vomiting could cause increase in heart rate a vomiting could also cause throat tightness ...You may need further evaluation.
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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Need further evaluat: I would recommend you get an electrocardiogram(ekg) which measures the electrical activity of your heart. You could possibly be having something know ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Possible but avoid: Try to avoid known stimulants, because when you cause arrythmias you can increase the chance of dangerous ones. Without looking at an ecg, it's hard t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Saturday Night Live: Ok, so don't eat baked beans.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Arrhythmia: This can be arrhythmia and should be evaluated with a holter.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Could be many things: Without going thru a long list of possibilities, a holter moniter or event recorder to see your rythm after eating would be helpful. An eval of your d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In additi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rates can be either physiologically appropriate or inappropriate (pathologic). Examples of physiologic appropriate sinus tachycardia migh ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depending how: Fast your heart is beating, you may want to get it checked out. Caffeine in tea can cause tachycardia, so eliminate it from your diet. If things don' ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
12 years experience in Lasik Surgery
Unlikely: It can certainly happen, but the likelihood is low and any effects may be temporary. Someone undergoing any sort of procedure can feel nervous, which ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Caffeine can have that affect on the heart
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Diffe ... Read More
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