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Resting HR 120-160 found in notes I also have Left ventricular ejection fraction 52% been passing out a lot should I be worried/is this the cause?

Unfortunately yes: You could be having a dangerous heart rhythm, leading to the passing out. The ejection fraction of 52% is still within the normal range; however, you are tachycardic at baseline, and the fast heart rate may overestimate your true ejection fraction as well as lead to heart damage. If you pass out again, I recommend calling 911, otherwise, see cardiologist ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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Is athletes heart causing my palpitations during exercise? Resting hr 50, clear echo and 24hr holter. I do lots of endurance training.

Is athletes heart causing my palpitations during exercise? Resting hr 50, clear echo and 24hr holter. I do lots of endurance training.

Pvcs,: Endurance runners can have skipped beats and irregular heart beat such as atrial Fibrilation during or at the end of an exercise bout. They do not usually have any clinical significance except if the runner has a lot of symptoms or interfere with overall performance. ...Read more

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15 yr old daughter had ecg. QTc was 440 Is this relevant with Potassium over limit (5.0)at 5.4, breathless, palpitations, dizzy and rest h rate of 95+?

15 yr old daughter had ecg. QTc was 440 Is this relevant with Potassium over limit (5.0)at 5.4, breathless, palpitations, dizzy and rest h rate of 95+?

No: Qtc of 440 is in the normal range and unrelated to her symptoms. Tachycardia with borderline high potassium however raises a few possibilities including dehydration most commonly. A clinical exam and more detailed history from her primary physician can help sort this out ...Read more

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Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

No Salt: Edema has many causes. Basically, if you are overweight, have high BP and /or eat salty foods often, you probably will develop edema. Please check with your doctor re these conditions. You are very young to have anything seriously wrong with your heart, but watch your blood pressure ...Read more

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After all tests, shows I have benign palpitations. Mainly feel them at rest. But once in a while, I'll feel a couple during exercise. This OK?

After all tests, shows I have benign palpitations. Mainly feel them at rest. But once in a while, I'll feel a couple during exercise. This OK?

Yes: You have been tested, and your palpitations have been determined to be benign. You can relax about them, and no treatment is necessary. We do, however, treat benign arrhythmias if symptom control is necessary to improve quality of life ...Read more

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Sometimes my palpitations come on AFTER exersion. Sometimes (rarely) DURING. NORMALLY at rest. Am quite anxious. But don't understand the pattern.?

Sometimes my palpitations come on AFTER exersion. Sometimes (rarely) DURING. NORMALLY at rest. Am quite anxious. But don't understand the pattern.?

Not so unusual: Arrhythmias are actually more common in the cool down period than during exertion. Catecholamines like adrenaline are released during exercise but don't disappear the moment you stop your activity. As your heart slows, it's overstimulated for a time. ...Read more

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I am having having palpitations pretty frequently (many times a day...At rest and active) which then cause me to cough.?

Cardiac arrhythmia: This sounds very much like a cardiac arrhythmia. Also known as an abnormal heartbeat. You need to see your doctor today and have an evaluation including an ekg. Most arrhythmias are benign and nothing to worry about but some are not so and need to be treated. ...Read more

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55 active female have SOB palpitation hot flashes on/off. If I'm busy don't feel any symptoms at all when I'm resting symptoms are back. Help!

55 active female have SOB palpitation hot flashes on/off. If I'm busy don't feel any symptoms at all when I'm resting symptoms are back. Help!

Needs evaluation: There are two issues here. The first is to get clearance from your primary care doctor regarding the shortness of breath and palpitations. A cardiology referral made be needed. If that is all normal then you can see a obgyn to discuss the options for hormone therapy for hot flashes ...Read more

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Sudden strange fluttery feeling in chest (palpitation?)at same time squeezing in chest takes breath away.4th night. Constant. During rest.10wks preg.

Sudden strange fluttery feeling in chest (palpitation?)at same time squeezing in chest takes breath away.4th night. Constant. During rest.10wks preg.

This is most likely: Due to the hormonal changes associated with your early pregnancy. It may be GI in etiology given your previous history. If it is persistent for another week it would be worthwhile asking your health care provider for a monitor to determine if it is related to heart rhythm or not. Most other test for heart disease are contraindicated at this time due to your pregnancy. Echo is OK but low yield. ...Read more

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7 years ago I was DX with benign Palpitations (not sure if PVC or pac). Noticed at rest. Every once in a while I will feel them a during exercise.

7 years ago I was DX with benign Palpitations (not sure if PVC or pac). Noticed at rest. Every once in a while I will feel them a during exercise.

Harmless in a youngm: I would not be too concerned. They are considered benign in a otherwise healthy young man under 40 years of age. You can ignore them. ...Read more

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Come back from walk and rested, felt like I had a really bad palpitation but it was just below chest lasted 10 Seconds no chest pain bit worried?

Come back from walk and rested, felt like I had a really bad palpitation but it was just below chest lasted 10 Seconds no chest pain bit worried?

Probably nothing....: Given that you are young and presumably otherwise with no comorbidities, feeling your heart beat after exercise can be normal. Normal response to exercise is increased heart rate. That may have been perceived by u as palpitations; or u could have an extra early beat or two- APC or PVC. If it happens more and/or longer duration, see MD ...Read more

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I experience heart palpitations occasionally. They come at random times, exercise, resting, eating, studying, lying, sitting. Should they be random?

I experience heart palpitations occasionally. They come at random times, exercise, resting, eating, studying, lying, sitting. Should they be random?

Palpitations: Normally, you can feel palpitations during exertion or stress but random occurrence is unusual. Blood work, EKG, Holter may be needed. Please see a heart specialist. ...Read more

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I have BP of 150/90 but a slow pulse when at rest of 50 or less. After physical effort I feel overly tired have palpitations and my BP rise even more.

I have BP of 150/90 but a slow pulse when at rest of 50 or less. After physical effort I feel overly tired have palpitations and my BP rise even more.

Cardiologist: Get evaluated soon as you need to get blood pressure under control and look for reasons for your fatigue and bradycardia. Get echo to look at cardiac function and rule out valve abnormalities. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and I have a heart rate of 96 resting also suffer a lot with palpitations and dizziness is there anything to worry about?

I'm 24 and I have a heart rate of 96 resting also suffer a lot with palpitations and dizziness is there anything to worry about?

See your doctor: You should visit your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly run some tests and find out what's going on. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high resting heart rate/ palpitations in a young girl?

What to do if I have high resting heart rate/ palpitations in a young girl?

Check diet: Many causes of increased heart rate/palptations. Make sure that no foods that contain caffeine, or diet supplements are taken. This could also be a hormonal imbalance. Blood testing can help if the cause is not obvious ...Read more

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I'm 19. I have heart palpitations that occur sometimes rarely sometimes frequently, sometimes during activity, or rest. Had normal ecg. Should I worry?

I'm 19. I have heart palpitations that occur sometimes rarely sometimes frequently, sometimes during activity, or rest. Had normal ecg. Should I worry?

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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I have a history of pots but it's well controlled. I have a cold for 2 days and my resting heart rate is 100 and palpitations. High from cold?

See a doctor: If you are having palpitations this suggests the possibility of a potentially dangerous arrhythmia. This is, in all likelihood, benign but should be checked out professionally. If necessary go to an ER. Hope all works out well. ...Read more

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Bloodwork&ecg norm, having palpitations for awhile, bp at lowest 132/98 past 3 days, [email protected] Hospital sent home very weak. Anx med no help. Cause?

Bloodwork&ecg norm, having palpitations for awhile, bp at lowest 132/98 past 3 days, hr85-158@rest. Hospital sent home very weak. Anx med no help. Cause?

PSVT: You sound like you're having a paroxysmal arrhythmia. This is very treatable but must be properly diagnosed. The ER is not well equipped for this. Ask your doctor to order: a 30 day event monitor exam, electrolytes including magnesium, TSH and an echocardiogram. You should avoid caffeine, nicotine, and any over the counter cardiac stimulants. Your listed meds are okay. See my next post: ...Read more

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34 M with perfect echo stress in Jan. Feel heart palpitations with mild exertion. Takes time to return to resting (60 bpm). Out of shape? Scares me : (

Deconditioned: It sounds like you are out of shape. The nature of your palpitations could be evaluated with monitoring but with a normal stress echo they are unlikely to be pathological. Discuss this with your health care professional. I suspect additional testing will be reassuring. ...Read more

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Hr rate 104-118 even when resting cause? History hbp hyperthyroidism controlled w/thyroidectomy palpitations inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day

TSH?: Get a TSH drawn. The dose of your thyroid repelacement medicine may be too strong or they may have left too much thyroid tissue at surgery. Meanwhile, bump up the dose of the inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

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Hr is always at 104-118 even when resting what could be the cause? Hbp; palpitations;hyperthyroidism; ekg normal medications: inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day

Hr is always at 104-118 even when resting what could be the cause? Hbp; palpitations;hyperthyroidism; ekg normal medications: inderal (propranolol) 10mg twice a day

Hyperthyroidism: Your overactive thyroid is the cause. When that has been adequately controlled, your hr will normalize. The Inderal (propranolol) you're taking is the right drug but the dose is very small and clearly too small if your hr is still >100. Stay with your treating doc! ...Read more

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26yr old female exercise daily resting HR 48-54. Clear Ct angio, but ECG indicates mild mitral prolapse & TR. I have palpitations, is this ok?

26yr old female exercise daily resting HR 48-54. Clear Ct angio, but ECG indicates mild mitral prolapse & TR. I have palpitations, is this ok?

Heart dance: Hi there, do you have any other symptoms with your palpitations, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath. I would suggest a stress ecg, and a holter 24 hr ecg.
you may want to go to a fitness lab where you can be stresses and evaluated further. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more