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Why do I get an occasional rapid heart beat when drinking?

Why do I get an occasional rapid heart beat when drinking?

Rapid heart rate: Alcohol is known to have vasodilator properties, as a reflex the heart rate can go up transiently. But if you have been drinking for quite sometime, it damages the heart muscle, you will end up in congestive heart failure and that can also increase the heart rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) (Definition)

Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem). ...Read more


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Rapid heart beat my daughter, who is 11 years old, has occasional dramatic increases in her heart rate (once or twice a week). I taught her how to count her beats per minute and today her pulse jumped to 240 for about 5 minutes (per her account). Her norm

Rapid heart beat my daughter, who is 11 years old, has occasional dramatic increases in her heart rate (once or twice a week). I taught her how to count her beats per minute and today her pulse jumped to 240 for about 5 minutes (per her account). Her norm

Your : Your description of her symptoms is very alarming. This is clearly not a normal finding. She needs to see her pediatrician or family physician soon. They may refer her to a pediatric cardiologist. Please don't put this off. ...Read more

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What can cause a rapid heart beat?

What can cause a rapid heart beat?

Rapid heart rate: Tachycardia can be physiological or pathological. Exercise, caffiene can increase heart rate. Meanwhile diseases of the heart, like atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, ventricular tachycardia can cause heart to speed up. ...Read more

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What is the BPM for rapid heart beat ?

>100: >100 BPM is "tachycardia" which may be entirely appropriate and healthy depending on the activity at the time. ...Read more

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What could cause a have rapid heart beat?

What could cause a have rapid heart beat?

Rapid heart rate: Fever, anxiety, caffeine containing beverages can increase heart rate, diseases such as atrial fibrillation, flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and life threatening ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation- hear rates can reach to more than 200. ...Read more

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What are some causes for a rapid heart beat?

What are some causes for a rapid heart beat?

There can be several: Stress or any state where your body is producing Epinephrine (adrenaline) will increase your heart rate. Increased activity like exercise will alter your hr. Certain drugs like Cocaine can dramatically increase your hr. Also severe infections. Then there are rhythm problems of the heart like atrial fibrillation, svt and other abnormal electrical conduction can cause rapid heart rat. ...Read more

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How can I treat rapid heart beat after shock?

How can I treat rapid heart beat after shock?

Relax: It is normal to have fast best in stressful conditions so relax and if the fast heart rate persist see your pcp. ...Read more

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What are the causes of rapid heart beat on exertion?

What are the causes of rapid heart beat on exertion?

May be normal respon: After exercise the heart rate will go up, this is a physiological response. And it should come base line in 10-15min of rest . If in case the heart rate continues to be high more than 100, then you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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I wake up scared along with rapid heart beat a lot. What does this mean?

I wake up scared along with rapid heart beat a lot. What does this mean?

Need evaluation: You may have fibrillatation need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 32 yr old woman & i wake up extremely hot in the morning with rapid heart beat?

I am a 32 yr old woman & i wake up extremely hot in the morning with rapid heart beat?

Please see below: It may be just due to bad dreams or anxiety . It could also be due to abnormal thyroid hormone level. Please your thyroid hormone level. ...Read more