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What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

Arrhythmia: Have a doctor check you out - some of those may be benign, but the stress of exercise may bring out some heart problems that need treatment to avoid sudden problems later. Read more

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What characterizes arrhythmia during exercise? I'm a young elite athlete, heart rate seems to rise much quicker than usual. Shortness of breath.

What characterizes arrhythmia during exercise? I'm a young elite athlete, heart rate seems to rise much quicker than usual. Shortness of breath.

Exercise and heart: There are several types of heart conditions which might cause exercise-induced arrhythmias. We cardiologists take these seriously because of the concern of complications including fainting or even sudden death. An athlete with a change in exercise tolerance, shortness of breath or chest discomfort exercising, palpitations or fainting should be evaluated by a cardiologist. Read more

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Heart arrhythmia after taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during exercise, is this normal?

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Heart arrhythmia after taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during exercise, is this normal?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Nope. Tachycardia can result at high doses in healthy individuals, but not arrhythmia. Please inform the prescribing doctor. Read more

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4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

4 the past wk, the littlest anxiety causes my heart to arrhythmia-skip beat mult times. Diet same, exercise reg for 1 month. On anti-hist. Ideas?

Needs eval soon: This could be something not serious like an adverse effect from your antihistamine. But it could also be something very serious. Heart beat irregularities occurring that often or multiple times in a row can be serious. You absolutely need to get into your doctor THIS WEEK to have it evaluated. You need a good exam of heart including rate, blood pressure and EKG, and then go form there. MAKE APPT!! Read more

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What could lead to arrhythmia even on healthy beating hearts?

What could lead to arrhythmia even on healthy beating hearts?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. Read more

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If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else I would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats (PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. Read more

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During exercise my heart beats for 187 times in a minute. Normal?

During exercise my heart beats for 187 times in a minute. Normal?

Maximal heart rate: Calculate your maximal heart. Roughly 220-age. If your heart is healthy your heart can go there during high intensity aerobic exercise. Then review your target training zones and go and have fun loosing weight or training for a marathon or sprinting event. Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if your heart beats too fast during exercise?

Too fast?: If you have an episode of supraventricular tachycardia or something similar while you're exercising, you feel your heart go off like an alarm clock and it takes away your wind. This is best treated by your physician and is seldom a major issue. Otherwise, there's really no "too fast" -- speed allows for greater total output, . Read more

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I've been feeling rapid heart beats that go really fast and hit my rib cage, and it worries and much. This happens during. Exercise, what is this?

I've been feeling rapid heart beats that go really fast and hit my rib cage, and it worries and much. This happens during. Exercise, what is this?

Hard to say: But I'd be worried about a possible arrhythmia, as in irregular heart beat. It's possible that these sensations are related to benign extra heart beats, like PACs or PVCs, but nonetheless, you need to be formally evaluated. Read more

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Is it normal to see/feelyour heart beat forcefully through your clothes? Its unusually noticeable and I've been experiencing elevated HR during exercise

Is it normal to see/feelyour heart beat forcefully through your clothes? Its unusually noticeable and I've been experiencing elevated HR during exercise

@ Ur age it's not-: -normal 4 U 2 B feeling Ur heart rate thru Ur clothes unless U R putting Ur hand 2 feel 4 it. It's normal 4 it 2 elevate with exercise, but @ rest it could B a sign of elevated blood pressure. That's what U should C Ur PCP 4. Talk 2 Ur parents, they R the gatekeepers of Ur health care. Read more

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Using hr device. On it during exercise what is normal heart rate beats per minute?

Using hr device. On it during exercise what is normal heart rate beats per minute?

Depends on level: & intensity of exercise. Maximum predicted heart rate is 220 - age in years. Read more

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I'm an athlete and my heart beats so strongly (can visibly see it and feel it at rest, during exercise. How do I get rid of this? It really bothers me

I'm an athlete and my heart beats so strongly (can visibly see it and feel it at rest, during exercise. How do I get rid of this? It really bothers me

Be seen: I would be seen just to ensure that you do not have a cardiac arrhythmia, there are many apparently healthy athletes who have had a cardiac arrest from undetected arrhythmias related to congenital heart problems that were never detected. Read more

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What is the best method to improve my heart Rate during exercise?

What is the best method to improve my heart Rate during exercise?

Exercise and heart r: The heart rate increase during exercise. Many factors influence the degree of increase. More fit people has less increase then non fit ones at the same level of exercise. So my advise: do not worry about target HR just gradually increase your exercise level and duration and do not try to target the HR Read more

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I am prescribed 10mg IR Focalin, I typically will take this approx 2 hours before I exercise. Is there need to worry about my heart during exercise?

I am prescribed 10mg IR Focalin, I typically will take this approx 2 hours before I exercise. Is there need to worry about my heart during exercise?

Focalin: Focalin is a stimulant and can raise heart rate and blood pressure. If you're going to indulge in very vigorous exercise, I recommend that you have a treadmill stress test where your heart and blood pressure will be monitored under gradually increasing exertion to see whether there is an exaggerated response. If you're going to exercise moderately and have no history of cardiovascular disease, ok Read more

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I am prescribed 10mg IR Focalin, I typically will take this approx 2 hours before I exercise. Is there need to worry about my heart during exercise?

I am prescribed 10mg IR Focalin, I typically will take this approx 2 hours before I exercise. Is there need to worry about my heart during exercise?

A little: 1. Officially, there is a little bit of worry about your heart in that it may be over-stimulated with the exercise-related increased rate on top of the stimulant effect.
2. Unofficially, it should be no big deal.
3. Why would you take Focalin before exercise? You don't need extra focus to lift weights! Why waste the med? Exercise is already stimulating enough. Take Focalin afterwards. Read more

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How high should my heart rate go during exercise on 20mg of beta blocker?

How high should my heart rate go during exercise on 20mg of beta blocker?

Ask Ur cardiologist-: -2 B on the safe side. Usually it's around 150-160BPM above Ur resting pulse. It is important for U 2 use Ur brain & when U feel it's 2 fast or U get short of breath, slow down or stop & rest, take Ur pulse whenever this happens & report it 2 Ur cardio guy. Read more