A member asked:

Im a 26 year old female. my heart rate is irregular variating from 70-100 constantly (within the normal) however my bpm has spiked to 148 three times this week while taking a bath and resting. i dont exercise. am i likely to have a heart attack?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Cardiologist: If your pulse rates and accompanying irregularities are accurate, you may be having cardiac arrhythmias like frequent premature beats as well as paroxsysmal tachycardia. This warrants an investigation by a cardiologist who will examine you for heart murmurs, order a 12 lead EKG,echocardiogram, outpatient Holter monitor and treadmill stress test. Omit caffeine,alcohol & nicotine in the meantime.

Answered 6/20/2020


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Consider assessment: If your heart rate varies for 70 to 148 without any physical activity -as previously mentioned, getting a medical assessment wouldn't be a bad idea.

Answered 6/21/2020



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