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Rapid Heart Beat
Rapid Heart Beat (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).
Genetic variant: Some people have a genetic variant of an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol. The aldh2 gene regulates the production of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 that transforms acetaldehyde into acetic acid. The aldh2*2 variant is common in individuals of east asian descent (45-50%), but is extremely rare in most non-asian populations. When drinking alcohol, these people flush, have tachycardia, etc, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need evaluation: You may have fibrillatation need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think thats a problem. What can he do about his random rapid heart beat?
See a doctor: There are many causes of this .It would be helpful to know how fast his heart rate gets.He might well need blood tests such as thyroid testing.He would also need an electrocardiogram and possibly a 24 hr heart monitor called a holter monitor.It would be important to see his doctor to determine if the rapid heart rate originates from the top or bottom of the heart.Avoid caffeine and see a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I am sure the pacemaker was placed for a reason which would not spontaneously heal itself. You're likely feeling better because of your pacemaker. If there ever is a reason to do so, a pacemaker can be easily turned off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking savella/fibro 50mg twice day for 2 months. 2 weeks ago rapid heart beat, low blood pressure and freezing hands and feet. Drug related?
Possibly: I would speak with the doctor who prescribed it and would consider stopping it and see if the issues resolve. ...Read more
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