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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

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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Can clonazepam help decrease heart rate and reduce palpitations?

Can clonazepam help decrease heart rate and reduce palpitations?

Klonipin and Heart: Yes, but this is not a good drug to use on a regular basis for these heart issues. I have never met a cardiologist who would use this as a regular treatment for this heart condition. There are more effective medications with less side effects. ...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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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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How common is constant tachycardia in pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been tachycardic constantly for the last two weeks. My resting heart rate has not been lower than 100. The highest I have caught by pulse at has been around 160 during a pe

How common is constant tachycardia in pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been tachycardic constantly for the last two weeks.  My resting heart rate has not been lower than 100.  The highest I have caught by pulse at has been around 160 during a pe

The : The pulse typically does go up during pregnancy, the the blood pressure usually goes down. I am glad that you had an extensive evaluation including an echocardiogram. However obtaining a second opinion is always a good idea and may put your mind at rest as well. Be sure you are staying well hydrated. Be sure that your thyroid testing was normal. Eating 4-5 small high protein meals a day is advisable during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have general weakness and fatigue along with a edema in lower legs, I have been having shortness of breathe and rapid heart rate but meds have fixed?

I have general weakness and fatigue along with a edema in lower legs, I have been having shortness of breathe and rapid heart rate but meds have fixed?

You don't list what: medications you are taking that has fixed your rapid heart rate. It sounds like you have a cardiac condition of either cardiomyopathy or rhythm disorder or both. You need to take these questions and concerns to your health care provider. Sometimes medications contribute to symptoms and other times the disease process is the cause. Get checked out. ...Read more

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Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...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