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Kahului, HI
A 20-year-old male asked:

I have a heart rate of 146 and a blood pressure of 131 87. i am a bit light headed and weak with some chest pains. i would like to know what's wrong?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
See cardiologist.: Multiple causes- very important to find out the cause. Heart rate of 146 is high. could try reversible causes like total avoidance of caffeine,anxiety relieving yoga & meditation etc commonest cause is supra ventricular tachycardia- mostly benign & can be relieved by simple measures of bearing down ( like pushing pregnant woman) applying pressure over ONE carotid artery for a few seconds.
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