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Heart Beating Hard But Not Fast
Sitting on my bed and suddenly heart starts beating hard and fast for10 beats feels like chests rattling then slows and then fast again Lasted 2 mins?
I was just sitting on my couch and my heart start beating hard and fast and I became very tired like I've been running my I have palpatations everyday?
Tachycardia: See your doctor. Depending on the frequency of symptoms, further evaluation with a montior 24, 48 hours or 30 day can be very helpful in evaluating your symptoms. ...Read more
I was awakened last night to the sound of my heart beating hard and fast. I have a history of hypertension and am on meds for same but no past cardiac?
Anxiety.: Forceful regular beating heart in the middle of the night suggest that your heart is normal and that you have anxiety. Irregular, weak or very rapid pulse suggest something else. If you can exercise without any symptoms it is unlikely that you have any significant coronary artery or structural heart disease. ...Read more
I have pulmonary embloism my heart is beating hard and fast. The beat is so hard I feel in my neck is this part of the symptom or is this palpatation?
Go to hospital now: If you're not feeling back to normal after starting treatment for pulmonary embolism (pe), you need to seek medical attention immediately, whether at your doctor's office or at the hospital. Pe is a medical emergency and can kill if not appropriately treated quickly enough. It's impossible for me to tell you what's going on in your body so it's imperative that you seek medical attention now. ...Read more
My heart is beating hard (not fast), and I feel light headed and am flushed. My BP is normal, and I am not anemic or depressed. What could be the cause?
I woke up this & my heart has been beating hard and fast, and almost to like a flutter at time. Any type of exertion causes it to beat faster.?
My 4 year old son has started saying his heart is beating really hard+fast+that it sometimes hurts him. He could maybe be walking for 5-10mins?
Rode a bike to work for 12 mins, I've been here an hour but I'm getting a anxiety attack cause I feel like my heart is beating not hard but sorta fast?
Not sure: How bike ride plays into this but recommend a discussion with your primary physician. ...Read more
Can you have palpitations that are not seen on an EKG or hospital ultrasound? Doctor said he didn't see any hard heart beating or fast, skipped, irregular beating. Could it be vagus nerve or esophagus from uncontrolled GERD?
Get a monitor: 2-3 week event recorder monitor will be of much help to decide arythmia ...Read more
Why is it that my heart now beats slow, really hard, and sluggish, but several months ago it was beating fast and in rythym, feels diff, any causes?
Heartbeat: There is daily and even hourly heart beat variation. Emotion, exercise, stress, illness can all effect heart rate, as can medications and thyroid status. But sometimes even when we think our heart is beating fast, it s really isn't. Check your pulse at the times you think it is beating fast. May consider EKG f/u w/doc urgent care. ...Read more
I've had this 7-9x.I weren't excited, angry, or tired but suddenly my heart beating so fast, hard & very noticeable on the shirt. Should I be worried?
Think thyroid: You are in your early 20's. Think of issues with your thyroid - Hashimoto's thyroiditis; pheochromocytosis; thyroid storm. Get thee to a good internist right away for workup and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
My heart was beating really fast in the morning and it was hard to breathe for 5 minutes. Is this anything to worry about?
My heart is always beating fast and stong/hard. It always jas for as long as I remember. I'm a 20 year old female. Is this normal? Is it okay?
May b not: Depends. If u feel them only while resting or sleeping that may b normal. But if u feel them occasionally causing irregular or regular fast rhythm which goes to normal within seconds or mins, this could be abnormal. ...Read more
I have had episodes where my heart was beating irregularly in the past week. I felt like it was hard to breathe. It beats so fast that I feel like I can't breathe. What should I do?
Arrhythmia: You may have an abnormal heart beat called an arrhythmia. There are several different types. You should make an appointment with your doctor who might order a heart monitor to wear. ...Read more
My heart rate increased now my whole body is skaking with every rapid beat? I Can feel it beating? Its beating so hard/fast my body is shaking too?
Go to E.R.: You should go to E.R or urgent care to be checked out and at least have an E.K.G. The doctor over there then can arrange for you to be either admitted to the hospital or arrange for a cardiologist for more tests like Holter Monitor to check your heart over a period of time to check for the type of abnormality and treat it. ...Read more
I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm. But makes it hard for me to catch breath. At times, I feel stabbing pain.
I feel like my heart is beating a fast and hard but I had a cardiac checkup a year ago this month and all was ok what can it be?
Symptoms then?: Did you have these symptoms when you have the workup? You may want to inquire about getting a 48 hour EKG monitor put on to see if they can pick up the times when you feel this. ...Read more
I can feel my heart beating really hard in my chest. It's not beating fast, it just feels like it's pounding. What is this? I do have anxiety
Anxiety: Anxiety can cause a release of adrenaline (epinephrine) into the blood stream. One of the functions of Epinephrine is to increase the stroke volume of the heart - that is how hard the heart pumps. The problem with anxiety is that this may have happened just once or twice but now when you "notice" it you are worried and that prolongs the whole cascade! ...Read more
Laying down in my bed & my heart beat really hard like 3 times & felt like it was popping out of my chest then started beating really fast, am I ok??
Symptoms: Worth checking out though probably not a serious problem ...Read more
I was laying down in bed and out of now where my heart was beating hard and it was slow but fast. During that I had trouble breathing. No heart prob.?
Your symptoms are: Too vague to identify an issue. Many different things both serious and benign could account for this event. Given your age it is highly unlikely to be serious but get checked out by a health care professional just to be sure. ...Read more
My 8 yr old daughter complains her heart hurts when in pain her heart is beating very fast and hard as if it wants to get out of her chest serious?
Needs to be seen: She needs to be checked for a problem with the conduction in her heart, especially if these episodes occur at rest. More information is needed, however. I would recommend going to your pediatrician. It may not be anything worrisome, but it warrants further evaluation. ...Read more
I find it hard to sleep often, my heart is racing, I wake up several times, it's difficult to fall asleep again because of the fast beating, what is it?
See doctor: Could be many things. But you need to be evaluated so make appt with doctor ...Read more
PALPITATIONS: Regarding your heart rate, try to measure how fast it is actually beating. Count the number of heartbeats you have in 15 seconds and multiply x4 for your heart rate per minute. Also try to determine if the rhythm Is regular or irregular. If your heart rate is greater than 100 bpm and/or the rhythm is irregular, then yes go to the ER. ...Read more
Will your heart stop if it's beating to hard and fast because of the blood cloy in mu lung. Is it safe to excersie?
My heart rate seems to start beating really fast and hard even after walking a couple of feet. Accompanied with occasional chest pain.?
Chest pain: You don't say your age, but anytime I hear of someone who has chest pain accompanied by palpitations, especially with exertion, alarm bells ring in my head. You need to see your doctor immediately, or if you are having more chest pain go to the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more
Giving bf a bj whn his breathing became considerably harder than usual. Stopped & noted his heart beating fast. Tingly arms. What happened?
Bfbj: You may have triggered an abnormally fast cardiac rhythm. ...Read more
For 2+ weeks, heart has been beating very hard, so I can feel it pumping hard with my hand, even w/ out exercise. It is not abnormally fast, however.
I get really hot for no reason & my heart starts beating really fast. I start to panic as I find it hard to breathe. My neck and face go bright red?
From Panic ATTACK:
You have written that you suffer from panic attacks. Your symptoms of feelong hot, heart beating fast and had to breathe may be due to panick attacks
but I will suggest that inspite of my opinion, you should consult your doctor to rule out any medical causes of your symptoms including physical examination, blood test for thyroid disorder and ekg to check your heart rhythm. ...Read more
My heart rate is beating fast, tightness of chest, and hard to breathe. What do I do? I took diphenhydramine 4 times this week last night was 600mg, night before was 700mg, others were 500.
I: I don't know the cause of your symptoms. It could be a heart attack, an asthma attack, a panic attack etc. With the limited info provided - recommend that you call 911 and request an ambulance. Symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack) can include: chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. ...Read more