A 20-year-old female asked:
What could be causing an abnormal ekg with high resting heartbeat and low blood pressure?
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Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends : Depends of course on the type of ECG abnormality. Higher heart rates and lower BP often imply relative low volume in the bloodstream. Make sure you are hydrated. If you have a sense of racing heart (palpitations) and light headedness , you should see your doctor for another ecg, possibly an echo o check structure and function of heart. Increased adrenergic (adrenalin) tone can occur if anxious.
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Last updated Dec 16, 2017
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