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What are some causes for a rapid heart beat?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
There can be several: Stress or any state where your body is producing Epinephrine (adrenaline) will increase your heart rate. Increased activity like exercise will alter your hr. Certain drugs like Cocaine can dramatically increase your hr. Also severe infections. Then there are rhythm problems of the heart like atrial fibrillation, svt and other abnormal electrical conduction can cause rapid heart rat.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause a rapid heart beat?

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Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 36 years experience
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.
A 23-year-old male asked:

Can lasik cause rapid heart beat?

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Dr. Patrick Chan
Lasik Surgery 13 years experience
Unlikely: It can certainly happen, but the likelihood is low and any effects may be temporary. Someone undergoing any sort of procedure can feel nervous, which can raise the heart rate transiently. It is best to discuss any issues you might have with your surgeon beforehand.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of rapid heart beat on exertion?

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Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 36 years experience
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 beats.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Having a rapid heart beat?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rate can be from exertion, infection, or other disease process such as pulmonary embolus. Other common problems associated with tachycardia would be SVT and atrial fibrillation. Thyroid problems can be a factor .
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A 42-year-old female asked:

Does Lipozene cause a rapid heart beat?

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Dr. Naomi Burr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: In general, Lipozene should not affect your heart rate. It is a fiber product, and is not absorbed into the bloodstream. However, be sure that the product is not a "lipozene-like diet drug", because then you cannot be certain what it is. Best to check with your doctor if you have an increased heart rate.

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