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Why do I have a high pulse rate? Is it dangerous?

Tachycardia: Depends on the reason for an increased heart rate. Increased heart rate can be a normal response to heart rate >100 -> Sinus tachycardia - Other possibilities are arrythmias like atrial flutter/atrial fibrillation/ and Supraventricular Tachycardias An EKG will be very useful in this case. Depending on EKG results and symptoms, holter might also help. Infection can also cause increased heart rate ...Read more

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My wife's pulse rate is 120 and BP is 116 by 74. She also feeds my 13 month daughter. Is such a high pulse rate normal. Causes and remedies please.

My wife's pulse rate is 120 and BP is 116 by 74. She also feeds my 13 month daughter. Is such a high pulse rate normal. Causes and remedies please.

Tachycardia: Your wifes pulse rate is too rapid. She should schedule an appointment with her pcp and have her thyroid tested as well as having an ekg. Her pcp may refer her to a cardiologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I have been having a high pulse rate and it usually remains in 90+ range. How to control it.

Hi doc. I have  been having a high pulse rate and it usually remains in 90+ range. How to control it.

?need to: A pulse of 90 is still normal (60-100 is normal) and doesn't need to be "controlled". Depends on what type of rhythm it is. An ekg would help. ...Read more

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Is ARDS related to fever and a high pulse rate and respiratory rate?

Is ARDS related to fever and a high pulse rate and respiratory rate?

Not really: ARDS is a lung disorder that can occur as a result of infection, inflammation . It causes the lung to get small and inflamed and filled with fluid. Fever is common in ARDS as well as high respiratory rate. Severe cases require mechnical ventilation at low tidal volumes and high oxygen and peep as well as treatment of the underlying cause. Steroids not helpful initially. ...Read more

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Which range is considered a high pulse rate?

>100: Persistent hr >100, even during rest, is abnormal. ...Read more

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When is a high pulse rate danerous while exercising?

When is a high pulse rate danerous while exercising?

If you have symptoms: Maximal predicted hr is 220 - age in years. Many fatigue at mphr. However athletes often capable of exceeding mphr. No absolute limit, but hr>200 associated with limited filling time and pump failure. Generally people develop limiting symptoms in their body before heart gives out. Not true if heart vessels are diseased... In that case one develops crushing chest pain which usually halts exercise. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about damages of having a high pulse rate?

Cardiomyopathy: If the heart rate remains above 100 BPM for prolonged periods of time ( months to yrs) a decrease in heart function may occur. Usually treatment will restore function but not alwys . An underlying cause for the fast rate must be found and treated as well. Beta blocers are the drug of choice usually but may vary depending on the cause and the pts medical condition. ...Read more

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How to tell why I have a high pulse rate and is it possibly dangerous?

How to tell why I have a high pulse rate and is it possibly dangerous?

Several reasons: Fast heart rate may occur with several situations/ conditions as anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism, low blood pressure, stress, caffeine, smoking, exercise, poor physical shape, deconditioning, medications, decongestants. Usually not dangerous. If it persists for a while have it checked by pcp. ...Read more

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Why i always have a high pulse rate? Very afraided. Its always 90+.(18 yrs male)

Why i always have a high pulse rate? Very afraided. Its always 90+.(18 yrs male)

90 is normal: 90 is a normal rate. Try checking your pulse after sitting quietly, comfortably, and calmly. If you're hot, cold, hungry, afraid, in pain, upset or if you've just exercised, your heart rate should be increased. A healthy heart responds instantly to your needs by increasing its rate. Be well. ...Read more

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What is normal pulse rate. Is 90 to 95 a high pulse rate which needs evaluation by a cardiologist. Thanks.

Pulse rate: 90 to 95 is a bit high but not of great concern. Your primary care doctor can tell you if its likely of concern in you. Some folks have that rate range as their normal and for others it high. ...Read more

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Why have I been hyperventilating for months but do not have anxiety; accompanied by palpitations, pleurisy, and a high pulse rate. Im 23 w/ sle?

Why have I been hyperventilating for months but do not have anxiety; accompanied by palpitations, pleurisy, and a high pulse rate. Im 23 w/ sle?

Tachycardia with SLE: As you may know, sle affects multiple organs. It can cause pleurisy as a result of pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis, pleural inflammation, pleural effusion, interstitial lung diease, and even pulmonary embolism. As high pulse rate could possibly mean something potentially life threatening like pulmonary embolism, i would consider going to er if you are not followed by your doctors closely. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high pulse rate problem please help?

How high? : You need to be evaluated. A 24 hour holter recording will accurately determine how much of the day is spent at increased hr as well as what your heart is doing during sleep. An ekg will accurately reveal what your heart rhythm is. An echocardiogram will determine if you have structural abnormalities that would predispose you to an arrhythmia. Thyroid function & other tests may also be indicated. ...Read more

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One month ago i had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

One month ago i had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

Yes: Yes. Anemia (low level of red blood cell pigment) from any cause can make your heart beat faster (high pulse rate). Iron deficiency (low level of iron in he body) is a common cause of anemia. ...Read more

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Panic attack causing borderline high pulse rate?

Panic attack causing borderline high pulse rate?

Probably Not: When you are in the middle of a panic attack, there is usually an increase in heart rate. However, this increase does not usually continue after the panic attack ends. If you havfe a consistently high, or even "borderline high" heart rate, it is probably due to something else. One possibility would be a persistent presence of stress and anxiety in addition to specific episodes of panic. ...Read more

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Low bp, high pulse rate, will stockings help in maintaining normal bp.

Low bp, high pulse rate, will stockings help in maintaining normal bp.

Likely not: Probably not. But no harm trying, and if so, benign intervention with little downside. Support stockings are most useful in people suffering from orthostatic hypotension, a condition in which BP drops when standing. Most often seen in longstanding diabetics. ...Read more

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What is considered dangerously high pulse rate?

What is considered dangerously high pulse rate?

Depends: The maximum predicted heart rate for an individual is roughly 220 minus age. Sustained heart rates above this are not advisable and could be dangerous. In general, rapid heart rates that are associated with symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness could be potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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How can I control my high pulse rate and palpitations and why it happens?

How can I control my high pulse rate and palpitations and why it happens?

Avoid dehydration: The #1 benign cause of fast heart rate is dehydration. It is very important to drink lots of water, and by that I donot mean coffee and tea (which have a diuretic effect). Cardiac output is HR X Stroke volume so if you are dehydrated, your heart rate is going to go up in order to maintain an adequate C.O. Beside this, of course, primary electrical abnormalities would be in the differential. ...Read more

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