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I go from tachycardia of 120-160 to bradycardia 49bpm. What could cause these huge alterations in heart rate? Always at rest.

I go from tachycardia of 120-160 to bradycardia 49bpm. What could cause these huge alterations in heart rate? Always at rest.

Multiplr issies: Cardiac irregulariities must be seen and checked with EKGs, Holter monitoring and blood tests- multiple contributing issues- address with your cardiologist. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia I'm on no medication and resting heart rate above 100 and slight movement to over 130 will it cause damage?

I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia I'm on no medication and resting heart rate above 100 and slight movement to over 130 will it cause damage?

Needs investigation: Avoid all caffeine, see your physician to determine the exact rhythm. While some people can have sinus tachycardia, some may have supraventricular tachycardia and treatments will differ depending on the cause and underlying rhythm. ...Read more

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What could cause Lightheadedness, tightness in throat along with palpitations and brief chest pain? Sometimes low resting heart rate of 45-60 BPM.

What could cause Lightheadedness, tightness in throat along with palpitations and brief chest pain? Sometimes low resting heart rate of 45-60 BPM.

Emergency room: You should see a cardiologist but meanwhile try to reduce caffeine intake
Stop smoking if you do
Try to decrease any factors that lead to anxiety ...Read more

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Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

No: Other things cause increase in heart rate. obesity alone does not. Food that contain caffeine, diet supplements, stress, anxiety all can cause increase in heart rate. Hormonal imbalance can also be a cause. ...Read more

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If somebody has a rapid heart rate at rest, almost 90 - 100 - for a very long time, is that dangerous for the heart? How can I decrease that rate?

If somebody has a rapid heart rate at rest, almost 90 - 100 - for a very long time, is that dangerous for the heart? How can I decrease that rate?

Heart rate: A normal heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. A heart beat that is in the higher range of normal could indicate several things- one of them could be thyroid trouble. Medications can also affect the heart rate. You should review with your doc. Finally deconditioning or lack of exercise can contribute. Hope your health gets better! ...Read more

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Intermittent Rapid heart rate at rest and after warm bath/showers?! 2 week Event/Holter negative, even during intense exercise. Not anxious.

Intermittent Rapid heart rate at rest and after warm bath/showers?! 2 week Event/Holter negative, even during intense exercise. Not anxious.

Rapid pulse: It would be helpful if you are able to accurately count your pulse (beats per minute) when you feel you're heart is racing to see if criterion for abnormally rapid heart rate is met. Exposure to heat does increase the heart rate until the body cools down. If your symptoms occur almost daily, the monitor should have detected tachycardia unless you didn't experience it while wearing the monitor. ...Read more

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I have been coming off bisoprolol with the advise of my dr which was used for sinus tachycardia My heart rate at rest is 130 bpm how can I lower this?

I have been coming off bisoprolol with the advise of my dr which was used for sinus tachycardia My heart rate at rest is 130 bpm how can I lower this?

Try exercise: And make sure your bisprolol was tapered carefully if you were on a high dose. Overall though it seems like a really good idea to get off of it if it was just for sinus tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is it tachycardia when your resting heart rate is over 100 or any heart rate over 100?

Is it tachycardia when your resting heart rate is over 100 or any heart rate over 100?

Tachycardia: Technically that is resting hr. Elevated hr with exercise would be appropriate compensatory tachycardia. Relative tachycardia can be found in patients with resting heart rate that is low and elevation by about 30 BPM above that. Not really tachycardia but behaves like it in person in that situation. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and I have a heart rate of 96 resting also suffer a lot with palpitations and dizziness is there anything to worry about?

I'm 24 and I have a heart rate of 96 resting also suffer a lot with palpitations and dizziness is there anything to worry about?

See your doctor: You should visit your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly run some tests and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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22 got post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. My heart rate sometimes is 52-58 resting but usually 60-80. Is the low hr dangerous? See tests on profi

22 got post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. My heart rate sometimes is 52-58 resting but usually 60-80. Is the low hr dangerous? See tests on profi

HR not dangerous: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is characterized by tachycardia, elevated heart rate, on standing with decrease in blood flow to the brain. A low heart rate is not part of this diagnosis.

Some pts have associated vaso-depressor syndrome which can cause a low BP and sometimes a low heart rate (cardio-inhibitory).

Your hr is not in a dangerous range unless symptoms present. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high resting heart rate/ palpitations in a young girl?

What to do if I have high resting heart rate/ palpitations in a young girl?

Check diet: Many causes of increased heart rate/palptations. Make sure that no foods that contain caffeine, or diet supplements are taken. This could also be a hormonal imbalance. Blood testing can help if the cause is not obvious ...Read more

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Can a heart rate of 176 be considered sinus tachycardia? No exercise at the time but during rest

Can a heart rate of 176 be considered sinus tachycardia? No exercise at the time but during rest

See MD or ER: Please see your doctor or an ER or clinic today if you have a sustained heart rate of 176. This may be due to meds you are taking or to stresses, but it is not a normal rate. You must be seen to evaluate your heart.
Even thyroid issues can cause rapid heart rate
Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Is normal to have continuously resting, withoutphiysical activity heart rate 120/min after more than 1 hour? I have diagnosed paroxysmal tachycardia.

Is normal to have continuously resting, withoutphiysical activity heart rate 120/min after more than 1 hour? I have diagnosed paroxysmal tachycardia.

Abnormal: Having a heart rate at that level at rest is not normal. An ekg would help determine the rhythm. There are several potential causes. ...Read more

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I have a history of pots but it's well controlled. I have a cold for 2 days and my resting heart rate is 100 and palpitations. High from cold?

I have a history of pots but it's well controlled. I have a cold for 2 days and my resting heart rate is 100 and palpitations. High from cold?

See a doctor: If you are having palpitations this suggests the possibility of a potentially dangerous arrhythmia. This is, in all likelihood, benign but should be checked out professionally. If necessary go to an ER. Hope all works out well. ...Read more

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Can a heart rate of 160 while resting be simple sinus tachycardia or is is usually SVT?

Can a heart rate of 160 while resting be simple sinus tachycardia or is is usually SVT?

Depends: At your age it could be either. I have seen both. If you are at rest, calm and comfortable and it continues to stay at 160, might be SVT ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate (95 at rest) continuing hours after several glasses of beer. Nausea. Should I be concerned? ER?

Rapid heart rate (95 at rest) continuing hours after several glasses of beer. Nausea. Should I be concerned? ER?

You are probably: Just dehydrated. Drink lots of fluids (electrolyte containing would be best) and if the symptoms persist for more than 24 hours then go for evaluation. ...Read more

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Male 22, resting heart rate 50. Also have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Will midodrine lower my resting hr even more?

Male 22, resting heart rate 50. Also have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Will midodrine lower my resting hr even more?

Midodrine is a: Stimulant of Alpha adrenergic receptors. As a side effect can cause severe bradycardia. This drug have been use to treat severe intractable pots. You should be follow by an endocrinologist familiar with pots and all drugs and side effects use for the treatment. You should discuss the above treatment with your doctor, and close follow important if the decision is to use it. ...Read more

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I am taking bisoprolol 5 mg for inappropriate sinus tachycardia but my heart rate still going up to 130 bpm at rest how is this possible?

I am taking bisoprolol 5 mg for inappropriate sinus tachycardia but my heart rate still going up to 130 bpm at rest how is this possible?

PALPITATIONS W/U: YOU MAY NEED TO INCREASE THE DOSE: you need exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheadedness, fatigue and dizziness (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: hot weather, sitting upright, prolonged standing). The following also describes me: Rapid heart rate. What should I do?

I am experiencing lightheadedness, fatigue and dizziness (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: hot weather, sitting upright, prolonged standing). The following also describes me: Rapid heart rate. What should I do?

Hydration: You may not be drinking enough water. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Heart Palpitations, pain in chest, panic attacks electrolytes r normal cat scan clean resting heart rate 115-120 d-dimer positive no apparent clots???

Heart Palpitations, pain in chest, panic attacks electrolytes r normal cat scan clean resting heart rate 115-120 d-dimer positive no apparent clots???

Propranolol: All of your symptoms would improve with a beta blocker. Propranolol is a good one. Since it requires a prescription, talk it over with your doctor. (ps, as you've probably already realized, a positive ddimer is meaningless unless you have risk factors and clinical suggestion for blood clots. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate (120 resting), nausea, bloody stool, migraines, mild fever following snowboarding and a few hard falls (one to head). 6 hours since??

Rapid heart rate (120 resting), nausea, bloody stool, migraines, mild fever following snowboarding and a few hard falls (one to head). 6 hours since??

The ER calls you: I believe your resting heartrate is way too high and may represent an incompensable bleed that could be occurring thorugh the GI system or into the peritoneum. The best thing to do for yourself aside from getting to the ER is tanking up with as much fluid (water, juice, milk) as possible right now. Get some samples of your stool from the toilet as well...if possible and take it in for testing. ...Read more

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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more