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A 49-year-old male asked:

My resting pulse rate has been 95 to 100 beats per minute for the last few days. i've had heart tests with a cardiologist about a year ago and all was fine. can stress and anxiety cause that?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 53 years experience
A high resting pulse usually reflects an identifiable underlying cause and merits a visit to one's Dr or to a cardiologist for a careful exam and appropriate testing. Common causes include infections, hyperthyroidism or immediate post-exercise. However, rarer causes might require special tests including blood tests, a urinalysis, chest X-rays and an echocardiogram.
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