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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can i treat rapid heart beat after shock?

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Dr. Atique Mirza
Cardiology 31 years experience
Relax: It is normal to have fast best in stressful conditions so relax and if the fast heart rate persist see your pcp.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

Having a rapid heart beat?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rate can be from exertion, infection, or other disease process such as pulmonary embolus. Other common problems associated with tachycardia would be SVT and atrial fibrillation. Thyroid problems can be a factor .
A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause a rapid heart beat?

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Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 36 years experience
Many things: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it. And there are many abnormalities of the hearts electrical system that may cause a rapid heart rate.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some causes for a rapid heart beat?

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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 your hr. Certain drugs like Cocaine can dramatically increase your hr. Also severe infections. Then there are rhythm problems of the heart like atrial fibrillation, svt and other abnormal electrical conduction can cause rapid heart rat.

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