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can your heart beat 300 beats per minute and you still live?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes it can but not for long (at rest). The heart will quickly tire. In addition, the body will not be getting adequate blood flow and oxygen. This needs to be corrected right away if it doesn't immediately self-correct because it can degrade into a potentially fatal rhythm.
Answered on Jan 24, 2020

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