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Rochester, Pennsylvania
A 40-year-old female asked:

i woke up 3am and couldn't move my right arm very well. my heart rate went up to 120 got the shakes right side of face felt numb. bp 125/78 hr 103. now things are feeling a little back to normal. what could this be? anxiety?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Be seen: Focal symptoms of right arm and right face associated with tachycardia are concerning for cerebral vascular event. Atrial fib would be a possible mechanism. You should be evaluated. I would let your provider know.

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