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Rapid heart beat at rest

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rates can be either physiologically appropriate or inappropriate (pathologic). Examples of physiologic appropriate sinus tachycardia migh... Read More
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Can be both: Coffee in excess amounts can stimulate the heart into a rapid heart rate. Hr can go up with intrinsic problems with the conducting system of the heart... Read More
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jorge Cheirif
Cardiology 40 years experience
Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on what you mean by rapid and if it is sustained - some people run a little fast (100-120) and this can be chronic - certainly if you are h... Read More
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Yes: Your doc will figure out whether it is physiological or pathological and whether it needs any intervention.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Normal hr at rest is around 60-100 bmp. Sometime emotional excitement, even when you are resting, it can be a bit fast. Also, if you have taken some c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Need to be checked: These two are not related and are separate conditions. You nned to see your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and rapid heart ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Get it checked: Anxiety - especially a panic attack - can cause a rapid heart rate. However, there are other causes too. You should get it checked out. Many of the ca... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Need work up: probably related to a drop in blood pressure thats sudden. Postural hypotension , vasodepressor syndrome etc. A work up with an echo,cardiac event mon... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
There can be several: Stress or any state where your body is producing Epinephrine (adrenaline) will increase your heart rate. Increased activity like exercise will alter y... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
Lasik Surgery 13 years experience
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammed Ridhwan Khan
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Infection: All your symptoms points towards an infection. You should consult with your general doctor, who will examine and advise further.

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