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Does Your Heart Stop When You Sneeze
It could: When you say "stop", remember that our hearts "stop" (pumping) between every beat. That said, when you sneeze, you increase vagal tone, mediated by a valsalva maneuver (forced expiration against a partially closed glottis). This causes the heart rate to slow so the time between beats temporarily increases, ie, the heart spends more time "stopped". Pauses >3 seconds would be unusual. ...Read more
I'm in respiratory school and my teacher said if you sneeze while on the P wave, it stops your heart? Is that true?
No: That is definitely not true. Are you sure you heard her right? ...Read more
Still safe : The increase in intrathoracic pressure can cause problems if you have certain risk factors. Reported cases of ruptured rib chest pain, transient hemiparesis from cerebral aneurism, pneumothorax, acute angle glaucoma and even a case report of aortic dissection in a patient with hypertension. As you can see all of this patients have a predisposing condition. Keep sneezing and do not worry. ...Read more
Sneezing: Sneezing can cause a decreased venous return and tachycardia response. ...Read more
I sneezed twice Ina row and my heart raced for a few minutes. No pain would guess 125bpm. Is that ok? History pots and anxiety
See Cardiologist: Since you have Ehlers Danlos syndrome, I am more concerned about a possible serious rhythm problem related to possible heart valve issues. I recommend seeing a cardiologist and getting a home monitor and echocardiogram to check out the problem. If you did not have E-D syndrome and would recommend formally checking the pulse (count for 15 seconds, multiply x4) and seeing doctor if over 120. ...Read more
Not significantly: There can be a small temporary decrease or increase in your heart rate immediately before or after a sneeze. This is not from the sneeze itself, but it is related to the deep breath taken before the sneeze or the sudden blowing out of air during the sneeze. These large changes in filling of one's lungs can change the pressure inside the chest, and briefly affect the heart rate. ...Read more
It may not: There can be a small temporary decrease or increase in your heart rate immediately before or after a sneeze. This is not from the sneeze itself, but it is related to the deep breath taken before the sneeze or the sudden blowing out of air during the sneeze. These large changes in filling of one's lungs can change the pressure inside the chest, and briefly affect the heart rate. ...Read more
I'm a runner. And i weigh 130 pounds. Also now i sneeze it hurts me. It didn't use to. So why does in the middle of my heart hurt when i sneeze?
Musculoskeletal : It appears to be of musculoskeletal in origin. ...Read more
Not your heart: You have PLEURITIC pain - this is not from your heart. It's from the muscles, ribs and nerves of your chest wall and, sometimes, from the lining of your lung (pleura). If it is worse also when you lie flat and relieved by sitting forward, it might also be due to the outside sac lining of your heart (the pericardium). ...Read more
What to do if i continue getting a pain in the center of my chest when i breath, cough or sneeze or increase in heart rate?
I vomited all my stomachs contents, then I was sick all next day now everytime I sneeze I get a burning stabbing pain where my heart is...?
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