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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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The past 3 days straight Ive been getting heart pain with severe cold sweats,fatigue etc. Even with beta blocker. Heart attack or anxiety?

The past 3 days straight Ive been getting heart pain with severe cold sweats,fatigue etc. Even with beta blocker. Heart attack or anxiety?

Anxiety: I understand your concern about heart attack or Anxiety. Beta blockers are prescribed for Angina, heart attack, high blood pressure, and Anxiety. • Beta blockers can cause Fatigue, cold hands, • HeadacheUpset stomachDiarrhea • Shortness of breath • Trouble sleeping • These are also symptoms of anxiety. See a psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment including therapy, medication, and Yoga. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure & pulse from beta blocker cause heart attack or stroke?

Can low blood pressure & pulse from beta blocker cause heart attack or stroke?

Yes: It the blood pressure is too low or the pulse is too low, the answer is yes. You need an adequate opening or closing pressure for the arteries to have blood running. ...Read more

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Hep c , cirohsis, taking warfarin for heart problem, taking beta blocker, is it safe to get filling done for teeth?

Hep c , cirohsis, taking warfarin for heart problem, taking beta blocker, is  it safe to get filling done for teeth?

Inform dentist: Please inform your dentist of all of your health issues so that s/he may take appropriate precautions and adjust the treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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Can a beta blocker damage the heart?

Can a beta blocker damage the heart?

Beta blockers-heart: Beta blockers are very commonly used medications by numerous doctors in the usa. Used properly under doctors supervision, these medications will not damage your heart. ...Read more

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Would a prescribed dose of a beta blocker ever cause a person's heart to stop?

Would a prescribed dose of a beta blocker ever cause a person's heart to stop?

Depends: If pts heart rate is already low , or if a pt is on other meds that can slow the heart, perscription beta blockers can cause high grade block and rarely asystole. ...Read more

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Heart symptoms worse with beta blocker-what is this?

Heart symptoms worse with beta blocker-what is this?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers slow the heart rate and reduce the force of contraction of the heart. In cases of slow heart rate and weakness at baseline, or low BP these meds could make a person symptomatically worse. This might also happen in cases of acute asthma. ...Read more

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Since beta blocker lowers the heart rate, will it affect the tread mill test?

Since beta blocker lowers the heart rate, will it affect the tread mill test?

Absolutely: Beta blockers will slow heart rate and therefore will make it difficult to achieve target heart rates with stress testing. This will affect sensitivity of the test. However there area also specific reasons to do a treadmill stress test while on beta blockers so it is important to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more