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A 36-year-old male asked:

What can cause your heart rate /blood pressure to spike? have had labs with d dimer, trops, ecg, x-ray, echo, holter. some days its good, others im constantly going from 100-140 heart rate all day even sitting and my bp gets high. any other tests?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
I trust you're being evaluated & advised by a cardiologist. If not,consult one. Did your outpatient cardiac monitor document those rapid heart rates. If so, what did the cardiologist or MD diagnose? A rather rare endocrine tumor, pheochromocytoma,can cause sudden spikes of high BP & rapid heart rates. There are tests for tis. Overactive thyroid is another possibility. You need continual follow-up
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Please ask your doctor to check blood and urine tests for ruling out pheochromocytoma.
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Last updated Nov 18, 2021


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