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Irregular Heart Beat And Sinking Feeling
I normally have irregular heart beat since I was 10, I did tens of test and all show benign, now I have new feeling of heart shivering, is it worrying?
Laying in the sun for about an hour came in feeling dizzy took BP and it was 116/51 pulse 97 with irregular heart beat notification?
A cardiologist: Symptoms of irregular or fast heart rate with light-headedness are from heart rhythm irregularity, which can be diagnosed and treated by a heart specialist. ...Read more
I'm on blood thinner but I'm feeling like a irregular heart beat. Can I have a heart attack being on xarelto (blood thinners?
Yes, though may ↓the: Severity. Xarelto does NOT thin the blood; blood viscosity does not change. Instead Xarelto inhibits clot formation, thus any bleeding problems are ↑ed. Xarelto is Rxed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just in blood vessel breaks. Heart attacks are due to atherosclerosis & arterial lining ruptures; Xarelto is incapable of reducing these; only ↓es clotting. ...Read more
I had night sweats for a couple of nights, bp is 140/80, pulse is 75, 02 level is 92, irregular heart beat, feeling weak all over, pain in both legs, age 64?
Get checked.: Night sweats, if new, can be due to a fever & if you have a change in your heart beat (if it has not been irregular commonly before) you need to get checked or call your doc today. There are many reasons possible to explain your symptoms, but no way to sort them out here. Despite our fondest hopes, a 150 character question & a 400 character response cannot solve all the world's ills! Peace cures! ...Read more
Irregular: To answer your question requires you to see a doctor. Without lots more information we can't know what is going on with you. ...Read more
Irregular heart beat: Need to undergo ekg, holter or event monitor to identify your arrhythmia. It should be treated. Anxiety could increase ventricular rate especially in the setting of irregular heart beat. Then you need to get antianxiety medications. Consult your physician to get systematic work-up. Also you need to check your thyroid harmone levels. ...Read more
I quit lexapro 8 days ago. Every since I have had irregular heart beat. I never had this until quitting the meds. Is this common? Will it get better?
It should: It depends also on the dosage used. If symptoms continued, see your doctor. ...Read more
Need more info: The best way to diagnose an irregular rhythm is to record it. Your doctor can prescribe a monitor that you can wear which will allow your heart rhythm to be recorded. The recorded rhythm during your symptoms will be very helpful in getting to the bottom of it. ...Read more
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Many causes: Electrolyte imbalance, especially low potassium or low magnesium. Hypoxia (low oxygen). Lack of circulation (ischemia). Structural anomalies (like mitral stenosis or by-pass tract.)abnormal cardiac function (like cardiomyopathy). Infection (like myocarditis). Ph imbalance (acidosis or alkylosis). Cardiac stimulation (like nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, adrenalin). Fatigue, stress, anxiety, aging. ...Read more
Palpitations: Palpitations often feel like a skipped beat. Usually its an early beat. If its from the top of heart its called a premature atrial contraction and when from the bottom of heart a premature ventricular contraction. The early beat causes a short pause as the heart "resets" the rythm and the following beat is a bit more accentuated than a normal beat. This is what most people feel. Chk w/ur dr for w/u. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the type of heartbeat. Please see a cardiologist. ...Read more
Seek help: Not knowing what the medication is or what is was taken for, you should seek emergency attention now. ...Read more
Palpitations: If the symptom is bothersome see the doc for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm sure it does: Everyone's heart skips beats. Unless you pay attention, you won't feel the vast majority. Normal hearts beat 60, 000 to 100, 000 times a day. Some of those are "mis-fires". Caffeine, fatigue, stress, nicotine all increase this number. Skipped beats do not mean you have heart disease. ...Read more
More information: Needed...What type of irregularity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Irregular beat: It may not “settle”. I would seek medical attention to have someone listen and do an EKG and labs. Some irregular beats are benign but no way for you to determine that, go in to get evaluated. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm overly tired, I can't sleep, I have this irregular heart beat that's causing it?
It is important: To seek prompt medical evaluation if that is the case. ...Read more
My heart rate is 207 and my maximum heart rate for my age is 206, could I have developed an irregular heart beat and died?
Unlikely: Probably due to exercise. Could also be svt. ...Read more
Hi I had a little chest pain that moved into my back and am having shallow heart beat / irregular heart beat what could it be and should I be seen?
Chest pain palpitations: You could have a variety of conditions, anywhere from atrial fibrillation to pericarditis, seek evaluation in person or via Health Tap Concierge ...Read more
The cardiologist said that I have irregular heart beat bkutub its normal. But I take my BP 4 times daily because I never heard of this. Scared!
Relax: It is very common to have some sort of heart rhythm irregularity, most commonly early beats. If you have seen a cardiologist and his tests have determined that your arrhythmia is harmless, I would not worry about it. ...Read more
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No product name: You forgot to mention the name of the product. No weight loss product was ever approved for continuous use and the key for weight loss remains diet and exercise, providing overlapping medical conditions are addressed. Would strongly recommend against the product you are referring to. ...Read more
I take Nadolol 10 mgs every morning for irregular heart beat. I just realized at 11:15 tonight that I forgot to take it this morning. What do I do?
Nodalol: If you have symptoms, take it or if not, you may wait until next morning. ...Read more
I was diag with high BP at 14. I was a healthy weight 105. Now im 28 and still have very high bp, fast and irregular heart beat and no one knows why?
Depending: It would depend why the medication was prescribed and what the diagnosis is for. It can prevent some abnormal rhythms or irregular types of heartbeats but it is also used to control the rate of other rhythms. ...Read more
This depends...: Your exact heart rhythm diagnosis should be discussed with your doctor. If you have something called atrial fibrillation, an inr of 1.4 is probably too low, and your Coumadin (warfarin) dose should be adjusted appropriately. Otherwise, you may be at risk for a blood clot to form within your heart, which may ultimately cause a stroke. ...Read more
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Depends: If you're having a run of beats that are clearly abnormal and take your breath away, check with your physician -- if this is the case, it's probably not happening just during this activity. Up to five skipped beats per minute is usually a non-problem. Sexuality is powerful -- if just the thought of someone makes your heart skip a beat, I'm hoping you meet that person in real life. Best wishes! ...Read more
What are the solutions to an irregular heart beat? What causes the heart to skip and what is the cure?
My son age 10 was diagnosed with slight irregular heart beat and slight high heart pressure what could cause this problem?
Needs further evalua: A 10 year old with high blood pressure and irregular heart beat can be normal but I would have concerns if no obvious reason for the blood pressure. If he is of normal weight, is able to keep up with kids his own age while playing and has had no breathing or blue in the face episodes, he is likely ok but I would have someone listen to his heart, get a cxr, and consider an ekg or further testing. ...Read more
Fast/slow/none: Assessing the fetal heart is a bit problematic. Since they are isolated inside the bag of waters, we are limited to detecting rate as fast/ slow/ normal or none. Various factors can lead to various rate changes. The fetal heart is usually beating much fast ; 130-160/min are routine. Stress can speed or slow the rate. When checking newborns, I have never had one with fibrillation in 3 decades. ...Read more
Controversial: It's a very rare cause of torsades de pointes. An ECG to check for prolonged qtcc (that may indicate increase risk) should be done every year or every 6 months. Consult your physician. Few studies minimize the risk. ...Read more
Depends: A thorough work up should be done. If possible the exact type of arrythmia should be determined and this will help target and treat the underlying problem. As a general rule beta blockers will help. If its atrial fibrillation then anticoagulation may be needed. Occasionally eps will be needed an ablation used to treat the problem. Blood work to check for electrolyte, thyroid levels, echo for mvp.. ...Read more
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