A 31-year-old female asked:
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can continuous pressure on the chest cause the hearts rhythm to change?

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Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Clarify: What does continuous pressure mean ? Did you mean, increased work load, for example with exercise? if so , yes but not Rhythm change, but rate change, the heart rate will increase but the rhythm should be normal (sinus and regular), a change in rhythm is often not normal, though a few premature beats is not considered that abnormal.
Answered on Jun 20, 2015
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