A 53-year-old male asked:
While sitting at rest my sports watch alarm went off indicating a sudden heart rate spike to 130bpm. i felt nothing unusual in my chest or torso or breathing. developed a pain in my left arm which lasted 18 hrs or so. should i get a heart check up?
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Endocrinology 57 years experience
Rapid heart: These devices are not vey accurate and many things can make they get an inaccurate reading. When you see this I would check your pulse yourself at your wrist to document the accuracy. But chest pain is bothersome if you have had heart disease in past or a strong family history of early onset heart disease. There are many families in SA with inherited high cholesterol Have yours checked.
82 viewsAnswered Apr 20, 2020
Last updated Apr 20, 2020
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