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A 49-year-old female asked:

my heart will race for no reason. at rest it will go over 100, with very mild activity like washing dishing its above 140. i'll be sweaty, very mild s.o.b, . this may last 5-10 minutes. i've also been more fatigued. i've been to my cardiologist when it st

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Need more info: Are you poorly conditioned? Are you obese? If yes to either, that's the answer. You can correct this with a gradual regimen of slowly progressive exercise over weeks to months. If no, then you need a 30 day event monitor or holter and echo to determine ef & if you have an arrhythmia or inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Non cardiac conditions like anemia & thyroid xs can also do this.
Dr. Emily Rose
Cardiac Electrophysiology 17 years experience
Agree: Sounds like deconditioning (being out of shape) or inappropriate sinus tachycardia ( heart racing in normal rhythm). Would work on your stress level and try to slowly increase your fitness. If this does not help, an event monitor should help distinguish from a different arrhythmia.

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Last updated May 4, 2015

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