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A 40-year-old member asked:

can any one tell me the reason , why sometimes my heart beats so fast as though it is going to fall out?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Arrhythmia: If you have no reason to have a fast heartbeats such as physical or mental stress -- and if it is irregular, then you probably have an arrhythmia and you need to seek a cardiologist -.
Dr. James Thompson
Pediatric Cardiology 27 years experience
Get it tested: If you are having those feelings, i recommend you see a cardiologist. This could represent a serious heart rhythm abnormality.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

My heart beats fast --why?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
LOTS of reasons: Tachycardia (fast heart beat) can be caused by stress, anemia, infection, fever, dehydration, medication, low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism and many many other causes. Some causes are problems with the heart, others cause your normal to beat too fast. Time to call your doctor and get checked out!
A 21-year-old female asked:

Sometimes I feel sudenlly my heart beats fast for a while , why ?

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Dr. Jagdish Mishra
Cardiology 38 years experience
Tachycardia: Likely that you have bouts of what we call nonsustained tachycardia. Mostly from the upper chambers of the heart. At times extra beats from the lower chambers (pvcs). Make sure you see your doctor to possibly wear a 24 hour monitor, have blood tests including thyroid hormones, at times echocardiography needed. If symptoms persist, one needs medications. Reduce stimulants including caffeine etc bes.
A 18-year-old female asked:

My heart beats fast most of the time is that normal?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart rate: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

My heart beats so fast after pumping, i can hardly breath for around 15 min. Is that normal?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
No: See u r md soon!
A 32-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it mean when my heart beats fast all the time?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Needs evaluation. : You are obviously having symptoms when your heart beats fast. There may be many causes of this increase but your thyroid function needs to be evaluated. A holter monitor may be needed to diagnose inappropriate sinus tachycardia or another arrhythmia. Please see a cardiologist or an ep physician soon.

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