A member asked:

How to get a fast heart beat besides exercising and drinking caffeine ?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Fever, anemia, pain, anxiety, panic/fright, asthma inhalers, amphetamines, cocaine, hemorrhage, excess thyroid hormone, infection, epinephrine, dehydration, congestive heart failure, carbon monoxide poisoning - there are many more: i can't think of them all!

Answered Feb 13, 2013


Dr. Dan Fisher answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Thinking about things can raise hr - or lower. Pain, fear. Many stimulants and meds can raise heart rate. Peripheral vasodilation as in heat exposure. Low inhaled oxygen content. A good burn or a good anemia. A pulmonary embolism or dehydration or heart attack. None of these are as good as exercise and coffee.

Answered Sep 29, 2016



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