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What is considered dangerously high pulse rate?

What is considered dangerously high pulse rate?

Depends: The maximum predicted heart rate for an individual is roughly 220 minus age. Sustained heart rates above this are not advisable and could be dangerous. In general, rapid heart rates that are associated with symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness could be potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high pulse rate problem please help?

Diagnosed with high pulse rate problem please help?

How high?: You need to be evaluated. A 24 hour holter recording will accurately determine how much of the day is spent at increased hr as well as what your heart is doing during sleep. An ekg will accurately reveal what your heart rhythm is. An echocardiogram will determine if you have structural abnormalities that would predispose you to an arrhythmia. Thyroid function & other tests may also be indicated. ...Read more

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When is a high pulse rate danerous while exercising?

When is a high pulse rate danerous while exercising?

If you have symptoms: Maximal predicted hr is 220 - age in years. Many fatigue at mphr. However athletes often capable of exceeding mphr. No absolute limit, but hr>200 associated with limited filling time and pump failure. Generally people develop limiting symptoms in their body before heart gives out. Not true if heart vessels are diseased... In that case one develops crushing chest pain which usually halts exercise. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about damages of having a high pulse rate?

Cardiomyopathy: If the heart rate remains above 100 BPM for prolonged periods of time (months to yrs) a decrease in heart function may occur. Usually treatment will restore function but not alwys. An underlying cause for the fast rate must be found and treated as well. Beta blocers are the drug of choice usually but may vary depending on the cause and the pts medical condition. ...Read more

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How to tell why I have a high pulse rate and is it possibly dangerous?

How to tell why I have a high pulse rate and is it possibly dangerous?

Several reasons: Fast heart rate may occur with several situations/ conditions as anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism, low blood pressure, stress, caffeine, smoking, exercise, poor physical shape, deconditioning, medications, decongestants. Usually not dangerous.
If it persists for a while have it checked by pcp. ...Read more

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Why I always have a high pulse rate? Very afraided. Its always 90+. (18 yrs male)

Why I always have a high pulse rate? Very afraided. Its always 90+. (18 yrs male)

90 is normal: 90 is a normal rate. Try checking your pulse after sitting quietly, comfortably, and calmly. If you're hot, cold, hungry, afraid, in pain, upset or if you've just exercised, your heart rate should be increased. A healthy heart responds instantly to your needs by increasing its rate. Be well. ...Read more

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Why do I have a high pulse rate? Is it dangerous?

Tachycardia: Depends on the reason for an increased heart rate. Increased heart rate can be a normal response to heart rate >100 -> Sinus tachycardia
- Other possibilities are arrythmias like atrial flutter/atrial fibrillation/ and Supraventricular Tachycardias

An EKG will be very useful in this case. Depending on EKG results and symptoms, holter might also help.

Infection can also cause increased heart rate ...Read more

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Is a high pulse rate a sign of good health after you go running?

Heart rate: Generally a sign of not being in shape, in some can be a sign of a problem. ...Read more

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One month ago I had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

One month ago I had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

Yes: Yes. Anemia (low level of red blood cell pigment) from any cause can make your heart beat faster (high pulse rate). Iron deficiency (low level of iron in he body) is a common cause of anemia. ...Read more

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My wife's pulse rate is 120 and BP is 116 by 74. She also feeds my 13 month daughter. Is such a high pulse rate normal. Causes and remedies please.

Tachycardia: Your wifes pulse rate is too rapid. She should schedule an appointment with her pcp and have her thyroid tested as well as having an ekg. Her pcp may refer her to a cardiologist if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I control my high pulse rate and palpitations and why it happens?

How can I control my high pulse rate and palpitations and why it happens?

Avoid dehydration: The #1 benign cause of fast heart rate is dehydration. It is very important to drink lots of water, and by that I donot mean coffee and tea (which have a diuretic effect). Cardiac output is HR X Stroke volume so if you are dehydrated, your heart rate is going to go up in order to maintain an adequate C.O. Beside this, of course, primary electrical abnormalities would be in the differential. ...Read more

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What would make a person who has hypoparathyroidism have low BP and a high pulse rate?

What would make a person who has hypoparathyroidism have low BP and a high pulse rate?

Hypoparathyroidism: Hypoparathyroidism does not usually involve low BP and high pulse rate. The symptoms of this disease are due to low calcium resulting in tetany muscle twitching. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I have been having a high pulse rate and it usually remains in 90+ range. How to control it.

Hi doc. I have been having a high pulse rate and it usually remains in 90+ range. How to control it.

? need to: A pulse of 90 is still normal (60-100 is normal) and doesn't need to be "controlled". Depends on what type of rhythm it is. An ekg would help. ...Read more

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What is normal pulse rate. Is 90 to 95 a high pulse rate which needs evaluation by a cardiologist. Thanks.

Pulse rate: 90 to 95 is a bit high but not of great concern. Your primary care doctor can tell you if its likely of concern in you. Some folks have that rate range as their normal and for others it high. ...Read more

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How dangerous is high pulse rate of heart?

How dangerous is high pulse rate of heart?

May be very dangerou: There are many reasons for a very rapid heart rate. Some may be quite serious and even life threatening
You should see your physician and be evaluated with EKG and other tests ...Read more

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Panic attack causing borderline high pulse rate?

Panic attack causing borderline high pulse rate?

Probably Not: When you are in the middle of a panic attack, there is usually an increase in heart rate. However, this increase does not usually continue after the panic attack ends. If you havfe a consistently high, or even "borderline high" heart rate, it is probably due to something else. One possibility would be a persistent presence of stress and anxiety in addition to specific episodes of panic. ...Read more

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I have a VSD problem and I am underweight. I generally have high pulse rate. Is this is the reason of being underweight or fail to gain weight?

I have a VSD problem and I am underweight. I generally have high pulse rate. Is this is the reason of being underweight or fail to gain weight?

Spell out VSD: To American doctors, VSD means ventricular septal defect. This heart defect has a wide spectrum of severity. If the VSD significantly effects heart function, you will be short of breath and retain water (gain weight). A less common result of VSD is endocarditis (infection inside the heart). This could cause weight loss and high pulse. You would also have a fever. ...Read more

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Metrpolol for high pulse rate but not very effective. Resting pul rate is 130. Bp on lower side. Taking diuretic 5mg also. Any other alternative?

Metrpolol for high pulse rate but not very effective. Resting pul rate is 130. Bp on lower side. Taking diuretic 5mg also. Any other alternative?

See your doctor: Metoprolol lowers resting heart rate and blunts the response of heart rate to exercise, anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism and other conditions.
You may have to discuss it with your md as your dose may be too low, you may be dehydrated or have other co morbidities (infection/sepsis/thyroid/arrhythmias/anemia/ etc)
check it out. ...Read more

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Low bp, high pulse rate, will stockings help in maintaining normal bp.

Low bp, high pulse rate, will stockings help in maintaining normal bp.

Likely not: Probably not. But no harm trying, and if so, benign intervention with little downside. Support stockings are most useful in people suffering from orthostatic hypotension, a condition in which BP drops when standing. Most often seen in longstanding diabetics. ...Read more

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I m too weak please help me m having high pulse rate due to weakness n often not feeling hungry now. My age is 37 kg age : 23 years n height 5'4?

Please see your MD!: This is probably not the best place to ask this question. There are many serious things that can cause a high pulse rate. You should seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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I generally have high pulse rate General physician has said that bcos of ur defect u fail to gain weight is this any cure for this?

I generally have high pulse rate General physician has said that bcos of ur defect u fail to gain weight is this any cure for this?

Heart rate and weigh: High heart rate and failure to gain weight in context of "defect" (? disease process) could indicate hyperthyroidism--thyroid is a gland at base of neck that controls metabolism. Unclear from your question, but if you have thyroid problem causing elevated heart rate and failure to gain weight, this will need to be managed with medication or surgery. Again, not clear if this is what you have. ...Read more

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I suffer anxiety but today was different!! Normally also high pulse rate/heart race. 2day anxiety BAD but my pulse/heart rate normal!!? Is this normal

I suffer anxiety but today was different!! Normally also high pulse rate/heart race. 2day anxiety BAD but my pulse/heart rate normal!!? Is this normal

It is normal: There isn't necessarily a fixed correlation between levels of anxiety and heart rate. The fact that your heart rate was normal on days when your anxiety level was very high is not medically significant and certainly doesn't indicate any cardiac abnormality If you are having significant anxiety you will benefit from CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Go to MY Checklist "overcoming anxiety and stress" ...Read more

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Is ARDS related to fever and a high pulse rate and respiratory rate?

Is ARDS related to fever and a high pulse rate and respiratory rate?

Not really: ARDS is a lung disorder that can occur as a result of infection, inflammation. It causes the lung to get small and inflamed and filled with fluid. Fever is common in ARDS as well as high respiratory rate. Severe cases require mechnical ventilation at low tidal volumes and high oxygen and peep as well as treatment of the underlying cause. Steroids not helpful initially. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali, let me rephrase my q - can gas cause palpitations and high pulse rate? Or is it just panic/anxiety. It subsides in a few hours

Dr. Ali, let me rephrase my q - can gas cause palpitations and high pulse rate? Or is it just panic/anxiety. It subsides in a few hours

Gas: Can be either. If symptoms occur soon after taking lexapro, (escitalopram) or several hours after klonopin, then could be related to meds. &/or anxiety. ...Read more

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No ascietes, taking diuretic 5mg, low bp, high pulse rate, less urine output alternate day, abdomen bloating. Pl advice?

No ascietes, taking diuretic 5mg, low bp, high pulse rate, less urine output alternate day, abdomen bloating. Pl advice?

Cirrhosis: You should have an evaluation with your physician. With your history of hepatitis c and cirrhosis, you want to rule out an infection which may cause other problems such as kidney problems and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Headache... Shaky hands.... Tiredness.... Pain in right chest and sometimes in left as I breath.... High pulse rate now and then....

Call your doctor: The symptoms described are concerning but also too general to make a determination. These symptoms can result from simple causes such as lack of sleep, diet, and dehydration. However, much more serious conditions are possible. A physician needs to examine you and get more information in order to make the correct diagnosis. If you consume coffee, alcohol, or other substances best to stop until seen ...Read more

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Why have I been hyperventilating for months but do not have anxiety; accompanied by palpitations, pleurisy, and a high pulse rate. I'm 23 w/ sle?

Why have I been hyperventilating for months but do not have anxiety; accompanied by palpitations, pleurisy, and a high pulse rate. I'm 23 w/ sle?

Tachycardia with SLE: As you may know, sle affects multiple organs. It can cause pleurisy as a result of pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis, pleural inflammation, pleural effusion, interstitial lung diease, and even pulmonary embolism. As high pulse rate could possibly mean something potentially life threatening like pulmonary embolism, I would consider going to er if you are not followed by your doctors closely. ...Read more

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What should I expect to happen at a first appointment with a cardiologist? What does a holter monitor show? I am in my early to mid 20's (female). I've had a high pulse rate since early september. I've had an echocardiogram, and an ekg. My primary doctor

What should I expect to happen at a first appointment with a cardiologist? What does a holter monitor show? I am in my early to mid 20's (female). I've had a high pulse rate since early september. I've had an echocardiogram, and an ekg. My primary doctor

Physical examination: Your cardiologist will listen to your medical history, dymptoms, family history, smoking etc. He or she will examine you and decide if you need any additional testing. Holter monitor is obtained usually over 24 hours. It shows cardiac rhythm. ...Read more