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I have developed bigeminal pulse after years of pvcs what is the likely cause?

I have developed bigeminal pulse after years of pvcs what is the likely cause?

Normal or not?: These morphology changes are unfortunately nonspecific and create interference to other diagnostic tests, such as cta, mpi and any ECG gated modalities. So the best solution is multifunction cardiogram. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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What causes low pulse (49 to 55 ) and what is the tx.

What causes low pulse (49 to 55 )  and what is the tx.

Depends: Could be heart block, and there are different degrees. You would need an ekg to appropriately diagnosis. Also if you we're well conditioned or on av nodal blocking agents ( beta blockers or calcium channel blockers) those would also cause a low heart rate. ...Read more

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What causes rapid pulse?

What causes rapid pulse?

Pulse: There are several reasons for having rapid pulse. Pulse increases during activity or excitement for example. However for abnormal rapid pulse there are several rhythm disturbances that can cause it. ...Read more

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What can cause a pulse rate of 48?

It depends: This could be a "normal" rhythm just going slow - sinus bradycardia. This may be due to medications, thyroid issues, high exercise conditioning, or from a "sick" sinus node. The pulse may also be slow if there is slow or absent communication from the atria - partial or complete heart block. This could be potentially quite dangerous. An ekg should be able to tell for sure. ...Read more

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Can high Alt cause pulse to be high? My Alt Is at 204

Can high Alt cause pulse to be high?  My Alt Is at 204

No.: That is only a mild elevation of ALT. It is not directly related to an elevation of pulse, BUT the disease that is causing the elevation of ALT may cause your pulse to be high. The goal here is to discover what is producing elevation of the ALT. The list of things that could do this is very long... Keep seeing your doc until this is nailed down. ...Read more

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My pulse rate is too high and I'm only 20. Possible causes?

My pulse rate is too high and I'm only 20. Possible causes?

Heart rate: Lots of possibilities including but not limited to anemia, hyperthyroid, poor conditioning, hypotenuse, dehydration, excess catecholamines......... ...Read more

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I am 23 year old and experiencing rapid pulse beat what could cause that?

I am 23 year old and experiencing rapid pulse beat what could cause that?

Many causes: The feeling of a rapid heart beat can be normal, but sometimes can be associated with an abnormal heart beat. If the thyroid, electrolytes, anemia, or structural heart abnormality is present, the chance of abnormal heart rhythm increases. Full evaluation requires an event monitor or holter monitor to know exactly what the heart rhythm and rate is. ...Read more

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What would cause my pulse ox levels to go from consistently 99 or 100% to being 96 or 97% consistently? Need for concern?

What would cause my pulse ox levels to go from consistently 99 or 100% to being 96 or 97% consistently? Need for concern?

Does one smoke?: 31 y/o female asks What would cause my pulse ox levels to go from consistently 99 or 100% to being 96 or 97%. First, Is person currently acutely ill with cough/ Upper respiratory Infections/ Pneumonia or muscle strain/injury that restrict full lung expansion and deep breathing. 2nd, does one Smoke cigarettes or other items. Sedentary life/lack of exercise/ weight gain can also come into play ...Read more