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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?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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 Jun 20, 2020

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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 Jun 21, 2020

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