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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Racing Heartbeat (Overview)

Racing heartbeat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating very 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).


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What would cause pain in the legs with a racing heartbeat?

What would cause pain in the legs with a racing heartbeat?

How old r u: Not sure they are related but it depends on your age. Anything heart related u need seen by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
22 doctors shared insights

Racing Heartbeat (Overview)

Racing heartbeat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating very 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).


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When your mind wanders in and out and you have a racing heartbeat what could that mean bipolar, anxiety, add?

When your mind wanders in and out and you have a racing heartbeat what could that mean bipolar, anxiety, add?

Seek PCP consult: It is always advisable to seek a medical consultation prior to assuming a mental illness. There are any number of physical/organic conditions that may mimic/cause psychological symptoms. These should be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Racing heartbeat - is it serious?

Racing heartbeat  - is it serious?

Yes: If your heart is racing or you are having palpitations (a phenomenon in which you are aware of your own heartbeat or can feel your heart pounding), or if you are experiencing significant shortness of breath, it is best to dial 911 and visit the emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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SMC / ANALYSIS OF A 48 HOUR HOLTER SCAN FOR "RACING HEARTBEAT": Underlying rhythm is sinus. Heart rates range from 69 BPM (asleep) to 173 bpm(unknown?

SMC / ANALYSIS OF A 48 HOUR HOLTER SCAN FOR "RACING HEARTBEAT": Underlying 
rhythm is sinus. Heart rates range from 69 BPM (asleep) to 173 bpm(unknown?

More info....: The heart rate of 173 bpm is fast and meets the definition of tachycardia. The next question is what was the rhythm when your your rate was 173? So, to make this diagnosis and then decide on treatment based on this diagnosis, you need to see a cardiologist. The cardiologist can look at your monitor results and decide on what to do from here. Good luck!!!! ...Read more

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When you have a sinus infection is it normal to hear your heartbeat in your ear, when resting? How do I get rid of it?

When you have a sinus infection is it normal to hear your heartbeat in your ear, when resting? How do I get rid of it?

Pulsatile tinnitus: When you have a sinus infection and severe nasal congestion, your eustachian tube cannot equalize your middle ear pressure and cause a mild decrease in hearing. The blood flow across you ear drum becomes audible as you cannot hear the background noise well. It should resolve after the infection. See an ENT doctor if it persists! ...Read more

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I have a pfo. Latley i been getting come n go chest pain sharp on the left side n sometimes a racing heartbeat. And been real fatigue help?

I have a pfo. Latley i been getting come n go chest pain sharp on the left side n sometimes a racing heartbeat. And been real fatigue help?

Pfo: A patent foramen ovale is an open connection between the upper heart chambers. The symptoms you note could indicate a problem associated with it. You should consult your dr. To see if something is going on with your heart. ...Read more

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Racing heartbeat after work out?

Cool down: Do no just stop cold after a workout. Take the time to cool down by slowly reducing the intensity of the workout. ...Read more

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Racing heartbeat - is it serious?

Yes: If your heart is racing or you are having palpitations (a phenomenon in which you are aware of your own heartbeat or can feel your heart pounding), or if you are experiencing significant shortness of breath, it is best to dial 911 and visit the emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My father has developed racing heartbeat. What is it exactly?

My father has developed racing heartbeat. What is it exactly?

Usually arrhythmia: An arrhythmia is a disturbance in the heart beat and can be fast or slow. The most common types start in the upper portion, or atria, and are called supraventricular tachycardias--which include atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and atrial tachycardias. Any of these can be very fast and are treated with medicines to slow the heart rate and can be caused by hypertension or other causes. ...Read more

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