A 55-year-old member asked:
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shortness of breath and rapid heart beat. only 63. female on estrogen. what is happening?

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Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience Cardiology
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. Atral fibrillation is common in your age group.
Answered on Jul 6, 2012

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