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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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Is it normal to be up most of the night (every night) with episodes of rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, cold rush through bodu, feel super excited/nervous, dizzy, headache? Feeling fed up!

Is it normal to be up most of the night (every night) with episodes of rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, cold rush through bodu, feel super excited/nervous, dizzy, headache?  Feeling fed up!

Absolutely not!: If you have a personal physician, contact her/him immediately about your severe symptoms. If not, go to the nearest appropriate medical facility. Anything from panic attacks to heart problems can cause this constellation of symptoms. Treatment is available and there's no need for you to go through this nightmare every night. ...Read more

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2 Negative D-Dimer tests but extreme chest pain, difficulty breathing, exhaustion and rapid heart rate. Could I have a Pulmonary Embolism?

2 Negative D-Dimer tests but extreme chest pain, difficulty breathing, exhaustion and rapid heart rate. Could I have a Pulmonary Embolism?

D-Dimer: The D-Dimer test is helpful in diagnosing a PE, but not definitive and required to have same. See the Lung Dr. with your symptoms and assure you get a complete and continuing work up of your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing difficulty breathing, heart rate 65-75 when this happens. When I can breath its between 90-120. Why? Echo scheduled for July.

I've been experiencing difficulty breathing, heart rate 65-75 when this happens. When I can breath its between 90-120. Why? Echo scheduled for July.

Mgt: The cardiac echo will be performed to determine if you have a cardiac defect. Other testing to consider includes pulse oximetry, pulmonary function testing and an assessment of your exercise tolerance. Knowing your family history of cardiac disease will be important information for your provider. A virtual appointment can review your findings in details; healthtap.com/DosanjhMD ...Read more

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Tightness in chest, difficulty breathing, but heart rate's normal, what could it be?

Tightness in chest, difficulty breathing, but heart rate's normal, what could it be?

Many causes: Could be cardiac origin- blockage in arteries, or valve problem; could be lung origin- asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, bronchitis; could be unrelated to heart or lungs- anxiety, anemia, etc. Need a good evaluation to figure out what testing to best evaluate this. ...Read more

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Tightness & mild pain in my upper left quadrant. Slight difficulty breathing. Happens upon awakening. My heart rate is 60. Is this a heart condition?

Tightness & mild pain in my upper left quadrant. Slight difficulty breathing. Happens upon awakening. My heart rate is 60. Is this a heart condition?

Possible, but...: doubt it. You seem too young, pain occurs at wrong time, also probably in wrong place. If continues to bother I'd go get it checked out with a health care professional. ...Read more

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When I goto sleep I have difficulty breathing, cold sweats and what feels like an irregular pulse, downward slope has 2 spikes on heart rate monitor.

When I goto sleep I have difficulty breathing, cold sweats and what feels like an irregular pulse, downward slope has 2 spikes on heart rate monitor.

Monitor: If you had your symptoms while wearing a holter monitor,the print out will show exactly what the heart rhythm was at the time. If there was a significant dysrhythmia it could explain a sensation of palpitations and shortness of breath. Sleep apnea is another possibility. Hypoglycemia is less likely. A sleep study may be indicated. A cardiologist should be evaluating and advising you ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure, difficulty breathing, fast heart rate, anxiety, dizziness, loss of senses, be part of thyroid disease?

Can high blood pressure, difficulty breathing, fast heart rate, anxiety, dizziness, loss of senses, be part of thyroid disease?

Most yes: With the exception of losing ability to use other senses your symptoms could be compatible with hyperthyroidism but also other things, even anxiety itself. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, EKG revealed flattened t waves. Doc ordered echo consulted cardio who added nuclear stress test. Is this serious?

Trouble breathing, rapid heart rate, EKG revealed flattened t waves. Doc ordered echo consulted cardio who added nuclear stress test. Is this serious?

SOB : The description doesn't provide enough specific information to know the problem. There may be heart abnormalities suggested by symptoms and tests which require further investigation. You should ask the doctors with the information specific to you. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble breathing and my heart rate has been really fast like over 200 beats. My pluse has also been fast. What might be the reason?

Tachycardia: Very rapid heart rate with difficulty breathing sound consistent with a tachycardia, most likely a supraventricular tachycardia (svt). If it is persistent, then would need to be promptly treated in an emergency department. If has been occurring in short episodes sporadically, then an event monitor will find out exactly the type of svt. Drugs or invasive procedures are used to treat this. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing and my heart rate rises just watching tv sometimes up to 140 beats?

Get checked.: This may represent a heart rhythm problem or somoething as simple as anxiety. When this happens, check your pulse to see if it's really fast or just "palpitations". I would suggest having a pcp check it out to get a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Why causes irregular breathing, drowsiness, and fast heart rate ?

Why causes irregular breathing, drowsiness, and fast heart rate ?

See doctor: for a thorough examination and history. There is no way to diagnose the vague symptoms over the internet, ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate? Mine was 88 per minute resting? When I walk I have breathing problems, what could be going on?

What is a normal heart rate? Mine was 88 per minute resting? When I walk I have breathing problems, what could be going on?

Breathing not normal: For an otherwise healthy person a heart rate of 88 would be in the normal range. Breathing problems when walking are not and need medical attention. The severity can not be judged by your description. ...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


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more