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Should you feel your heart beating faster and a swishing sound when you bend over or lay down? Why is that?

Should you feel your heart beating faster and a swishing sound when you bend over or lay down? Why is that?

Bending over: Decreases venous return to the heart. If you are having symptoms you may need an echocardiogram...Talk to your physician if worrisome/bothersome. ...Read more

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How can you tell when your heart rate increases abnormally?

How can you tell when your heart rate increases abnormally?

ECG stress testing: This is evaluated using routine ECG stress testing to see if heart rate response to exercise is adequate, blunted or accelerated. ...Read more

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What happens to a person when his or her heart rate increases?

Probably nothing: An increase in your heart rate is a normal physiological response to stress or exercise ("fight or flight" reflex), and isn't necessarily indicative of any particular abnormality. An increase in heart rate is one way that your body increases your cardiac output. Fast heart rates associated with abnormal rhythms may produce symptoms and may be a sign of a heart problem. ...Read more

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My heart rate increases even if I am inactive causing pain, is this normal?

My heart rate increases even if I am inactive causing pain, is this normal?

No: Is the heart rate steady and is it a normal rhythm? You may have an arrhythmia or irregular heart beat or you may have a regular heart beat that speeds up due to stimulus whether emotional or food like caffeine. Have it checked out to make sure you don;t have heart disease. Pain and an irregular heart rate needs medical evaluation, although at your age it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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My friend is 18 and her heart rate increases rapidly when she stands up what could be wrong?

My friend is 18 and her heart rate increases rapidly when she stands up what could be wrong?

Diet Active Symptoms: First, does she have symptoms when this happens - dizzy, palpitations, sweating? How is her diet? Dehydration and/or poor nutrition might be a cause. What happens when she exercises - fatigue, other symptoms or no problem? Two rare problems POTS and inappropriate sinus tachycardia are considerations. I would recommend seeing her doctor and review her complete story to determine next steps! ...Read more

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Every time I have an iv bag of whatever my heart rate increases dramaticly. Even during a colenostomy and they had an iv bag my heart rate was 140 +?

Every time I have an iv bag of whatever my heart rate increases dramaticly.  Even during a colenostomy and they had an iv bag my heart rate was 140 +?

Mixed up: I think you may be mixing up the treatments you receive and the conditions you're being treated for. For instance, when you have a colonoscopy, you may well have increased HR due to the procedure. Of course, they put in an IV so that they can give you sedative and pain medicine for your procedure directly into your bloodstream. That doesn't mean the "IV is causing the increased HR". ...Read more