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How can I treat rapid heart beat after shock?

How can I treat rapid heart beat after shock?

Relax: It is normal to have fast best in stressful conditions so relax and if the fast heart rate persist see your pcp. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) (Definition)

Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem). ...Read more


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I wake up scared along with rapid heart beat a lot. What does this mean?

I wake up scared along with rapid heart beat a lot. What does this mean?

Need evaluation: You may have fibrillatation need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 32 yr old woman & i wake up extremely hot in the morning with rapid heart beat?

I am a 32 yr old woman & i wake up extremely hot in the morning with rapid heart beat?

Please see below: It may be just due to bad dreams or anxiety . It could also be due to abnormal thyroid hormone level. Please your thyroid hormone level. ...Read more

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Why do I get an occasional rapid heart beat when drinking?

Why do I get an occasional rapid heart beat when drinking?

Rapid heart rate: Alcohol is known to have vasodilator properties, as a reflex the heart rate can go up transiently. But if you have been drinking for quite sometime, it damages the heart muscle, you will end up in congestive heart failure and that can also increase the heart rate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rapid heart beat and breathing what is going on?

What to do if I have a rapid heart beat and breathing what is going on?

Go to ER/PCP: go to ER or PCP and have vitals checked including ekg, pcxr to start ...Read more

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I've been waking up with a rapid heart beat recently. I have anxiety so is it related to that or a physical condition?

I've been waking up with a rapid heart beat recently. I have anxiety so is it related to that or a physical condition?

Full medical work-up: Any anxiety symptoms, including rapid heart beat and panic attacks, MUST have a full medical work-up before being labeled "anxiety". Special attention should be paid to cardiac, pulmonary and thyroid issues, but all systems should be examined. Excessive caffeine and tobacco are often problems. You are young so anxiety is most likely but a full eval is necessary. Best!! ...Read more

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It seems for the past couple of weeks i would take little naps and wake up with a rapid heart beat kinda freaking me out what could it be?

It seems for the past couple of weeks i would take little naps and wake up with a rapid heart beat kinda freaking me out what could it be?

Nocturnal tachycardi: This could be psychiatric (eg anxiety), endocrine (eg hyperactive thyroid), cardiac (eg arrhythmia, structural heart disease). Since its been going on for a couple of weeks its a good idea to see your doctor. Good luck and sweat dreams. Avoid or minimize caffeinated beverages. ...Read more

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What can cause a rapid heart beat?

What can cause a rapid heart beat?

Rapid heart rate: Tachycardia can be physiological or pathological. Exercise, caffiene can increase heart rate. Meanwhile diseases of the heart, like atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, ventricular tachycardia can cause heart to speed up. ...Read more

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What is the BPM for rapid heart beat ?

What is the BPM for rapid heart beat ?

>100: >100 BPM is "tachycardia" which may be entirely appropriate and healthy depending on the activity at the time. ...Read more

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What could cause a have rapid heart beat?

What could cause a have rapid heart beat?

Rapid heart rate: Fever, anxiety, caffeine containing beverages can increase heart rate, diseases such as atrial fibrillation, flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and life threatening ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation- hear rates can reach to more than 200. ...Read more