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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain,burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm,and a burning spot near bicep?Fear reduced blood flow.PCP says heart ok

What causes neck pain,burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm,and a burning spot near bicep?Fear reduced blood flow.PCP says heart ok

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots? : It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

Whoa: This isn't a standard term. Find another doctor who'll tell you what it means. I see you have had a cardiac cath. Get the actual report and talk about it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker put in April 1 to slow my heart rate down and not sure how far he put it in feeling hard spots on my chest?

I had a pacemaker put in April 1 to slow my heart rate down and not sure how far he put it in feeling hard spots on my chest?

Pacemaker: Pacemaker is unlikely to cause any hard spots on the chest wall except directly over the pulse generator and lead(s). You can certainly ask your implanting physician about what you are feeling. ...Read more

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I had a echo stresstest done and during the test I saw black spots on my heart.probably the size of dime or nickel. What could the black spots be?

I had a echo stresstest done and during the test I saw black spots on my heart.probably the size of dime or nickel. What could the black spots be?

You would be: welcome to ask your cardiologist who ordered the test this question, or any questions in regards to the Echo images themselves. I congratulate you on being curious and taking an active role in your healthcare. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more