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My Heart Suddenly Starts To Beat Faster But Then It Goes Back To Normal With No More Symptoms
How long does it take for a heart rythm to go back to normal after a 30 minutes fast walk/jogging? Is it normal to still be in the 90 after 45min of finishing exercise?
Hr after exercise: It depends how much you are in shape. Is it the first day of exercise after being not so active for a long time. And also what is your bSeline HR before the exercise. Usually no it does not take that long for hr to return to normal -10-15 min of resting should make you very comfortable, drinking fluids also help. If you have any concerns or not feel right after the exercise, see your PCP and ...Read more
I just leaned back in my chair and stretched my upper body. Now my heart is beating really fast and seems out of rhythm. Was normal before stretch.
Arrythmia: If it continues for more than a few minutes you need to see a doctor to diagnose the kind of dysrythmia. Do not take any stimulants like coffee. Energy drinks or Coke ...Read more
My heart has been beating really fast when I go to bed. I have recently lost 30 lbs and have had a heart monitor which came back normal. Why?
Not uncommon: There are many reasons people have the feeling of rapid heart beats (tachycardia), some have to do with the heart and some have to do with the mind. Did you have the palpitations while you had the holter monitor on; if it "catch it", I would suggest an event monitor instead. Most cases are benign and self-limited, rarely requiring treatment. Did you have your thyroid checked? ...Read more
Sometime I feel a big boom in my chest followed by a pause of 1-2sec then my heart beat fast and go back normal. What can cause this if heart tests ok?
PVC: The heart has a pacemaker (PM) or internal clock in the upper chambers (atria) that sends a signal to the lower chambers (ventricles) which is delayed so that the ventricles contract after the atria. Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) can occur spontaneously or be triggered by adrenaline or drugs and are always followed by a compensatory pause to return the heart to its previous rhythm. ...Read more
I had a ablation for wpw 6 weeks ago and the ekgs have been normal but monday I had a fast heart rate? They said I could go back to full activities?
Woke up suddenly to hard pumping heart, when I put my hand noticed double beat like twice a sec then normal 1 beat/sec and twice/sec again fast I'm 19 go to gym, no other symptoms I have anxiety tho?
Not serious: You are likely describing premature heart beats which are not a sign of heart disease in an otherwise healthy patient. The pair of fast heart beats consist of a regular beat followed immediately by a second premature heart beat. These premature atrial (PAC) or ventricular (PVC) contractions are not uncommon. Anxiety, fatigue and caffeine can cause an increase in these premature beats. ...Read more
Cold-like symptoms for 2 months: w/cough, chest & throat & some back pain. Fatigue too. Getting better. Still some pain; breathing better now. X-ray few weeks ago showed things normal; heart is good. Will this person be ok? Go 2 doc again? Explain?
Mgt.: There may have been an initial pneumonia, was the patient treated with medications? If he/she is still symptomatic, I would suggest a culture (s) of airway secretions and close follow up. Monitor for fever, and please see a Pulmonologist. A copy of the Radiograph may be uploaded with more details provided during a virtual consultation. ...Read more
What can cause a blood flow from heart to liver be at borderline fast, can be normal in me? I have no symptoms, I went for annual and here I am!
Normal variant.: This could just be a normal variation for you. If you don't have any symptoms, then I wouldn't worry about it. Every time a test or study is performed on someone, you're going to find something off even if the person is perfectly healthy. It's just part of being human - no two people are exactly alike. ...Read more
Had all tests: normal. Hr 102-120. Wearing h monitor patch. No symptoms other than fast heart rate. Safe to travel?
No: Your doctor will not advise not to travel till cause of your increased heart rate, till treatments completed, if any thing happens you may not find medical help for you also ask your doctor when you will be cleared to travel. ...Read more
When I lay on back and touch above and left of belly button I can feel heart beating. Worried about aaa. No other symptoms. Is this normal?
Unlikely @ 27: If worried have your PMD examine you ...Read more
Random feeling like I will faint but can still walk/talk, bp is fine or a little elevated with faster heart rate back to normal within few minutes.
Faint: Go see a cardiologist; you might need a tilt table test. ...Read more
Hipertiroidism since 5 yrs ago, TSH actually normal under methomazole, is it normal to still feel symptoms as fast heart rate, and some more?
Hyperthyroidism: When tachycardia is due to hyperthyroism, the heart rate should be normal if your thyroid function test is normal and a beta blocker is used to control heart rate, but if these symptoms continue, you should let your doctor know to evaluate you for other possible causes of tachycardia such as atrial fibrillation, flutter, tachy-brady syndrome, anxiety etc... ...Read more
I was sleeping and then woke up suddenly with a very fast heart rate. It was back to normal within 3-5 minutes. Was this heart related or panic attack?
Tachycardia: Brief episode of heart racing can come on with activation of your flight or freight mechanism (sympathetic nervous system) it's ok to have this racing of ur heart provided is sporadic and back to normal when situation improves. Panic attacks can accompany heart racing too. If having difficulties during the day especially headaches and somnolence may want to check for sleep apnea. Good luck. ...Read more
Went to hospital cause of heart attack symptoms. My xray and labs came back ok but when I left my BP was 100/49. It normally is 90s/60s. What does that mean then?
BP 100/49 is GOOD: BP values usually fluctuate 10+ points throughout the day so your values are part of the normal variation. ...Read more
Sometims I get really light headed and my heart starts pounding really fast I got a blood test everything came back normal.
Arrhythmia: You may be having episodes of a rapid heart beat (svt), which can make you feel light headed. Ask your doctor about wearing a heart monitor to detect this. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex a while back and ever since then my heart rate has become faster than usual. Is this a symptom of an STD?
NO, unless fever: A rapid heart rate is not a sign of an STD, unless it is associated with a fever. Please go for STD testing - most county health departments offer free or low cost STD testing. Then be sure to use male or female condoms along with effective contraception. If heart rate is consistently > 100 (tachycardia) or bothersome, seek medical attention. Take care! ...Read more
Minimal chest hit a month ago. Asthma symptoms come back a little after. Get tired faster. Heart rateincreased. Could trauma have caused something else?
When I stand my heart either beats really fast or slow and hard. What could be the cause? Could this be anxiety. Went to ER June 13 for panic attack, had cardiac workup all normal. However, these symptoms started a few weeks after. Anxiety?
Panic vs. Heart: The symptoms for both MAY look the same. Please go to your doc to rule out any medical condition and then see a mental health pro who treats anxiety disorders. He/she can teach you strategies to deal w/panic if that is what's going on. Peace and good health. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. ...Read more
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 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
My heart beat fast sometimes and it may last for few hours I have normal health history. Symptoms are tremor nearly fainting and shortness of breath?
Need to be seen: Despite a lack of current medical problems there are more serious issues that could arise that would give those symptoms. One possibility is a thyroid gland that is overactive or a cardiac rhythm abnormality. To make determination lab testing and examination needs to be done. This should be done immediately considering the seriousness of the symptoms. ...Read more
Would heart attack symptoms get worse? How fast? Chest pressure, tried to sleep woke up in sweat. Been anxious lots so can't tell...normal vital signs
Echo done a year ago came back normal. 2 ekgs, cbc, d dimer and lipase last week and all normal. Headache, fast hr and vomiting. Is this my heart?
Sure does: Not sound like it. Have you seen a neurologist how deals with headaches?? ...Read more
When fast heart rate through exertion, back of neck from bottom of ears down feels hot and pressured, no pain, uncomfortable. Blood pressure normal.
Chest, upper back and left arm pain. ECG report show nothing. Heart beat is faster than normal. It is heart related problem or some thing related to anxiety?
Possible: There is no perfect test, and it is possible to have heart pain with a normal ECG. Best to also check blood tests with this, and consider other tests such as a stress test if symptoms persistent. Anxiety however is still a possibility, especially with the stress you may be under dealing the the earthquake. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can it be a heart attack if I have symptoms of cheat pain back pain arm tingling etc. Enzymes and EKG were normal 2 days ago?
Not likely: Myocardial infarction from blockage of a coronary artery is very rare in 27 yr old women. Other heart conditions or other medical causes are possible, but a detailed evaluation is needed to identify if any might be present. Though rare, one serious and sometimes overlooked cause of chest pain/arm tingling is pulmonary embolism - blood clot in the lung. See your doctor if symptoms recur. ...Read more
Echo done a year ago came back normal. 2 ekgs, cbc, d dimer and lipase last week and all normal. Headache, fast heart and vomiting. Is this my heart?
Need to see doctor.: You need to see your doctor for these symptoms, to see what's going on. ...Read more
Over 2012 I've had ekgs, echo, stress test and blood work and all come back normal except that I just have a fast heart rate. Why am I soooo fatigued?
I've had a fast heart rate recently. Been seen 2 times at the ER. EKG and CT scan both come back normal. But the fast heart rate continues. Causes?
High heart rate: Without lots of information about you, can't guess. Lots of things will normally increase heart rate and lots of abnormal things will increase heart rate. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a history and exam and see if it can be figured out. Among the things that cause high heart rate are hyperthyroid, hypercatechol state, anemia and hypovolemia but there are lots of others. ...Read more
Can you drink alcohol on 2.5mg bisoprolol? I do not have high blood pressure and just take it for a fast heart rate, all tests have come back normal.
A safe amount: Bisoprolol 2.5 mg is a small dose of the beta blocker. Of course, I presume that this treatment has been prescribed for you after a normal cardiovascular evaluation by your doctor. There are no special precautions regarding alcohol for those taking this medication. However, as you know, guidelines suggest moderate drinking is the equivalent of 2 alcohol drinks per day for adult men. Good wishes:) ...Read more
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