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A 37-year-old member asked:

what does my elevated /fast heart rate mean for my health?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends on the cause: Hearts beat fast, generally, for a reason. Do you have fever? Anemia? Infection? Pain? Upset? Bleeding? Stress? Caffeine use? Are you overweight, out of shape, de-conditioned? These and many more reasons may be the cause. Unless your hr is >150, it's likely that the rate is a symptom and not the cause of changes in your health.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have an unusually fast heart rate for unusually long periods of time. What is wrong with me?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Not sure: That depends on how fast the heart rate is and exactly what the rhythm is as determined by an ekg. There may be nothing wrong with you. Maybe your thyroid is overactive. There are just a lot of possibilities so you need evaluation by a physician.
Lebanon, Missouri
A 33-year-old female asked:

Are pvcs more dangerous if you only have them with a fast heart rate sometimes big and trig pvcs?

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Atrial Fibrillation: Alcohol consumption, especially chronic is associated with atrial fibrillation. You need medical attention -- can be dangerous. Some people can be converted to normal rhythm with medications or clinical maneuvers, some need to be electrically cardioverted. Some need anticoagulant medications while the situation is being assessed and afterwards.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
great answer! Wishing you'all the best
Feb 11, 2012
Lebanon, Missouri
A 33-year-old female asked:

Can pvcs cause fast heart rate while drinking?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Jones
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No: Pvcs in and of themselves do not cause a rapid heart rate. However, a rapid heart rate may make pvcs or the sensation of palpitations more noticeable.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Any remedies for a fast heart rate I can try at home?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory McCarty
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Not really: The differential diagnosis of tachycardia (rapid heart rate) is broad and is dependent on the rhythm your hear is in. There are some serious causes so i would advise you to see your primary care provider about this to determine the cause and therapy.
A 25-year-old member asked:

In a nutshell, what is a fast heart rate?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Fast heart rate: An abnormal fast heart rate is when your heart rate is faster than is appropriate for your age and activity at the time.

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