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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes irregular heartbeat in toddler while asleep?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes irregular heartbeat in toddler while asleep?

Normal: Many children have sinus arrhythmia...Which is fancy for irregular heart beat. It is normal. As long as there are no changes in color...It is just skips a beat here and there...It is fine. If you are worried see your pediatrician. We see it all the time...No worries. (and if there any worries, then you will see a cardiologist.). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What are the causes of irregular heartbeat in toddler while asleep?

Respiration: Most likely what you are observing is called "respiratory arrhythmia" which everyone has. When you breath in, your heart beat quickens, and when you breaths out, it slows. You can try yourself by putting your finger on the wrist over radial artery and breaths in and out slowly and deeply. If you notice that your toddler's heart beat has nothing to do with breathing, take him to a doctor. ...Read more

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Fast irregular heartbeat & the back of my head/upper back is beating. Can't sleep & hot shower not helping. What's the best suggestion?

Fast irregular heartbeat & the back of my head/upper back is beating. Can't sleep & hot shower not helping. What's the best suggestion?

See Cardiologist: If u r sure that the heartbeat is fast & irregular (have u timed it? Can u tell if it the spacing is the same or varies between beats?) then u possibly have atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter - irregular heart rhythms which increase ur risk for stroke. U may need to have ur thyroid checked; alternatively, u may need to b on blood thinners & meds to slow ur heart rate. Check w/ ur doctor! ...Read more

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Fast irregular heartbeat feels like jerking & I lost my sleep pattern. Will walking/jumping jacks & more sleep get my normal heart rate back?

Fast irregular heartbeat feels like jerking & I lost my sleep pattern. Will walking/jumping jacks & more sleep get my normal heart rate back?

Exercise>noSleep>yes: Fast irregular heart beats that feel like jerking are palpitations. They are usually caused by extra heart beats which can feel like a sudden "flip-flop" in the chest OR by a short run of very fast heart beats. Palpitations are not a sign of a heart problem unless you feel very faint or dizzy with them.
Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, caffeine can all cause them. See>http://bit. Ly/1vlj5cr ...Read more

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What treatments are commonly prescribed when you have an irregular heart beat during sleep?

What treatments are commonly prescribed when you have an irregular heart beat during sleep?

Usually, none: Most irregular heart beats are benign, a normal variant of the inherent electrical function of heart muscle. No treatment is generally required for this type, although medications such as beta-blockers, e.g. Can be used if experiencing unsettling symptoms. Sleep apnea can be an important (often unrecognized) cause of abnormal rhythms during sleep; diagnosing this condition and treating it may help. ...Read more

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I have fast heartbeat during sleep. Keeps waking me up, what to do?

I have fast heartbeat during sleep. Keeps waking me up, what to do?

Sleep evaluation: Sleep apnea can cause your heart rate to increase at night. Perhaps you are waking up after a breath-holding spell which caused your heart to speed up. When you awaken, your breathing starts again but your heart rate remains elevated for a short while. Could also be due to panic at night or a cardiovascular rhythm issue. Best to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. My heartbeat it's increase during sleep it is normal? If not How can I solve this problem dr? And what should be the problem?

Hello Dr. My heartbeat it's increase during sleep it is normal? If not How can I solve this problem dr? And what should be the problem?

Get a monitor: Your doctor can prescribe a monitor that you can wear for 24 or 48 hours.....they can capture your heart rhythm and give you an answer. ...Read more

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I always sweat heavily during sleep even room is cold. Have fast heartbeat, restlessness and feeling headaches before, during and after sleep. Normal?

I always sweat heavily during sleep even room is cold. Have fast heartbeat, restlessness and feeling headaches before, during and after sleep. Normal?

Night sweats: Night sweats are not normal but if you have no aircondlting and it is hot then may be normal. Are others sleeping with you sweating as well? ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks. Knowing I already have an irregular heartbeat?

Chest pains not nl: Difficult to determine why you are having chest pains upon drinking beverages. So, it's best to consult your physician, or cardiologist if this continues, as it's not normal to have this happen. You didn't specify which type of drinks, so if it's alcoholic beverages you are referring to, this may be increase or exacerbate the feelings of chest pain that may or may not be referred. It must be cked! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion? I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because I went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times I ve had normal ECG but 2 times I ve had what

Can anxiety cause slight T wave inversion? I ve had around 30 ECG during the last 6 months (everytime it was because I went to the ER after having a panic attack and feeling of irregular heartbeat). 28 times I ve had normal ECG but 2 times I ve had what

Unlikely: T waves are usually inverted in aVR and often leads III, aVL, aVF & V1, An inverted t wave in any single lead is considered a "normal variant." Anxiety doesn't cause T wave inversion but, in your case, it is causing multiple ER visits & EKG's and probably more anxiety. You sound miserable but what you need is appropriate & aggressive treatment for your anxiety, not more EKG's. ...Read more

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Can your heart beat super fast during sleep paralysis happend to me last night couldn't move talk and my heart was racing so fast. My rates normal now?

Can your heart beat super fast during sleep paralysis happend to me last night couldn't move talk and my heart was racing so fast. My rates normal now?

Sleep Paralysis: Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems. Http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis#1 ...Read more

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How come I get irregular heartbeat when im relaxed?

How come I get irregular heartbeat when im relaxed?

Heart abnormality: You may have a section of your heart that is malfunctioning and causing an irregular heartbeat. This is true with atrial fibrillation which is what you may be experiencing. Please see a doctor because untreated it can cause serious issues like blood clots. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is considered an irregular heartbeat?

Irregular heart beat: When you palpate your pulse you could feel irregularity. Can be diagnosed with ekg, holter or event monitor or loop recorder. ...Read more

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Can I take laxative with irregular heartbeat?

Can I take laxative with irregular heartbeat?

Yes: Most likely, but it would be best to call the pharmacy with the exact name of the laxative and the exact type of irregular heart beat that you have just to be sure that there are no contraindications to using them together. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent an irregular heartbeat after exercising?

Serious issue: You should not have an irregular heartbeat after exercise and this warrants urgent medical attention. This type of heartbeat can lead to clots and strokes if not properly treated. See a physician immediately for this condition. ...Read more

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I noticed I have irregular heartbeat, and palpitations!? What should I do?

Cardiac workup: Guess you need a cardiac evaluation! (EKG, chest x-ray, echocardiogram, treadmill stress test, 24 hour Holter recording, electrolytes, thyroid function - for starters). ...Read more

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I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

I have an irregular, irregular heartbeat and leaky valve. What is that exactly.

Atrial fibrillation: Irregilarly irregular heart rhythms tend to imply atrial fibrillation, which shoud be evaluated by a cardiologist. These can occur in the context of valvular leaking (regurgitation). Other causes include thyroid problems, alcohol or stimulant exposure, cardiac enlargement, sleep apnea, extreme physiologic stress. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing constant bladder pressure and irregular heartbeat, what do I do?

I'm experiencing constant bladder pressure and irregular heartbeat, what do I do?

Unrelated: Those symptoms are not likely to be related in any way. You have 2 separate issues. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. You need both symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?

I have an irregular heartbeat will that cause complications when they remove my gallbladder since I have stones?

Low risk surgery: Irregular heart rhythm does not increase the risk of surgery as long as you do not have heart failure. If you are on a blood thinner it will need to be suspended for 5 days. Gall bladder surgery done by laparoscopy is a low risk surgery and is generally safe even for people with more significant heart disease than you. Good luck with surgery! ...Read more

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I find that cumin helps me when I have an irregular heartbeat. (i mix two full teaspoons in hot water) is there any evidence for it?

Cumin: Cumin is a spice that is reported to reduce hypoglycemia, assist upset stomach and loose stools ; it contains magnesium ; iron. In researching this I have not seen it used medicinally for arythmias. ...Read more

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I feel as though I have an irregular heartbeat. I've had 3 ekgs in past few months--they were irregular yet the doctors aren't concerned. Advice?

I feel as though I have an irregular heartbeat. I've had 3 ekgs in past few months--they were irregular yet the doctors aren't concerned. Advice?

Irregular ECG: Having an irregular ECG may be normal such as a sinus arrhythmia. However having an irregular heart rhythm may be far more serious like atrial fibrillation or svt. You need to find out what specific type of irregular heart beat you have. ...Read more

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Is Long QT condition inherited or can be acquired? I've had 2 times in the past episodes of very fast, irregular heartbeat. Tests ok, no holter test.

Is Long QT condition inherited or can be acquired? I've had 2 times in the past episodes of very fast, irregular heartbeat. Tests ok, no holter test.

NothingOnTheQ-THere: Yes, it can be inherited and yes, it can be acquired (several medications can do it). I'm assuming that one of the "tests" you had was an EKG (test of the heart's electrical conduction system; they attach you to a bunch of wires and the result looks like a bunch of squiggly lines on graph paper). The EKG would tell you if the Q-T is too long. The Holter would be a good idea too, whatever the Q-T. ...Read more

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Omron BP meter showed up irregular heartbeat sign for the first time. However, there was no sign on the next measurements. Should I mention it to a doc?

Omron BP meter showed up irregular heartbeat sign for the first time. However, there was no sign on the next measurements. Should I mention it to a doc?

You may: If you have ready access to a doctor, by all means, mention it. If not, you may watch and wait and contact a doctor if you have any symptoms.
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Oftentimes I feel something like an irregular heartbeat under my right breast, what is it?

Palpitations? Spasm?: This could be an irregular heart beat or muscle spasm. They are quite different in their treatment and prognosis. It is difficult to assess online and is best treated by a physician who may suggest a cardiac mo it or be worn for several days for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a BP of 115/64 and an irregular heartbeat. Feeling naseous and lightheaded. Should I see a doctor?

I have a BP of 115/64 and an irregular heartbeat. Feeling naseous and lightheaded. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Your blood pressure is normal but if you persist with the sensations of nausea, palpitations and lightheadedness you definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have irregular heartbeat?

Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more detail by obtaining and electrocardiogram (ekg), but irregularity that occurs randomly is not liable to be picked on on such testing. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an irregular heartbeat?

Irreg heart beat: Hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more concern. Please visit your doc and have a resting and stress ECG and then a HOLTER test is necessary. This will identify the nature of the irregularity, and treatment if necessary. Thanks ...Read more

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Power plates with an irregular heartbeat, should I be concerned?

Power plate: Should be little problem with using the power plate with most irregular heartbeats. To be sure more information needed. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. ...Read more