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Was in hospital for gallbladder removal heart rate low, in the 40 s, low sodium high glucose, any ideas?
Hey, I'm 38 y/o fm. I have been having weird palpitations..... sometimes heart rate going up into 120s and I haven't done anything to get that high?
Investiate: A recording of your heart rhythm (24 hours, 48 hrs, 2 weeks, or 4 weeks, etc) would be extremely useful for determining what's going on. You will be asked to keep a diary of your activities during symptoms. It's possible that your heart is beating normally but fast or, alternatively, in an abnormal rhythm. The causes and treatment of the 2 are different. ...Read more
Is it normal to have normal heart rythem but rapid heart rate? How common is this? I'm female 30 years old what treatment is used?
If your rate is between 60 -100 it is ok
check thyroid if fast rate persists. ...Read more
My heart rarely races but I'm having strong thumping palpitations, in clusters throughout the day. During these, my heart rate is between 70 and 85.?
Holter: Get a 24 hour heart monitor exam ("Holter") to make an accurate diagnosis of what's going on. ...Read more
How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more
A number of things: It many be that your heart rate increases from factors as simple as drinking too much coffee, or simply being tired or anxious. In some people, a conduction variation in the heart will suddenly bump the rate up. If you have shortness of breath, faintness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or chest/jaw/shoulder pain, get to the ER or call 911. ...Read more
Electrolytes: In addition to causing hypovolemia, many diuretics can also deplete important electrolytes that keep your heart rate steady. Very low levels of potassium and magnesium, especially, can be dangerous. Talk to the diuretic prescriber about checking and replacing your electrolyte levels, while using diuretics. ...Read more
Possible: If the cold medication contains a decongestant, the decongestant can elevate the heart rate. ...Read more
Possibly: It is difficult to know the mechanism when someone feels a rapid heart rate. It is normal to note a more rapid heart rate during exercise, but unusual to feel a sudden onset of rapid heart rate following exercise. An evaluation is indicated. Often times this evaluation will include attempts to record the heart rate at the time of these symptoms. ...Read more
See EP cardiologist: Many different things can lead to a fast heart rate. If many of the more common problems have been entertained by several doctors, then a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) can usually identify the more unusual reasons. ...Read more
My daughter age 5 month having rapid heart rate about 240 per minute. Is this dangerous? Mybabys growth and other activity are normal.
Yes, it can be: She may have a condition called SVT. The infant can tolerate this for a short period of time, and then becomes very ill very quickly. You have a short time to get her heart regulated before it could start to fail, sometimes rapidly. Sign off and go to ER now. If you live in a city with a Children's Hospital, go there. If not, nearest ER will be fine - they will transfer her if needed. ...Read more
Rapid heart rate at times without exerting myself and when I do a light workout a well. Hard to catch my breath at times. Please help!
See details: There are several possible causes some of which are normal such as poor conditioning or overdoing it. If you be concerned have a cardiologist evaluate you to make sure there is not a more serious problem. ...Read more
If somebody has a rapid heart rate at rest, almost 90 - 100 - for a very long time, is that dangerous for the heart? How can I decrease that rate?
Heart rate: A normal heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. A heart beat that is in the higher range of normal could indicate several things- one of them could be thyroid trouble. Medications can also affect the heart rate. You should review with your doc. Finally deconditioning or lack of exercise can contribute. Hope your health gets better! ...Read more
In mornings, 9/6 BP and 55 heart rate. Bf to go in bed I have 12/8, 80. During the day I feel palpitations, 120 heart rate sitting. Heart problems?
Positional symptoms: As the blood pools in the legs because of gravity when you sit or stand for a bit of time, your heart receives a signal to accelerate the heart rate so that there is an uninterrupted flow of blood to the brain. If you wore to get up quickly or abruptly, you may experience dizziness or even pass out! Try to walk or elevate your legs, avoid sitting or standing for long, stay hydrated, avoid caffeine ...Read more
Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape? More serious?
Palpitations: Palpitations is a symptom that feels like heart pounding when at rest!!! It is normal to feel pounding sensation in your chest during or immediately after exercise. Try and differentiate what you are experiencing and let your primary doc know. ...Read more
Symptoms: Get checked out to be sure what's going on. ...Read more
I'm constantly lightheaded even when my heart rate is completely normal without the palpitations. Could the palps and the ligjtheadness be separate?
You bet: You've proved it, in fact. Lightheadedness can be caused by a multitude of factors: low blood pressure, hyperventilation, inner ear dysfunction, stress, fatigue, drug intoxication, just to name the most common. Palpitations are actually an uncommon cause unless constant and sustained. ...Read more
Can Cymbalta (duloxetine) cause permanent alteration of heart rate? Took 60mg twice 1.5 m ago for anxiety, discont'ed due to palpitations, still have palpitations
Rapid heart rate: Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) means the heart beats at more than 100 per minute. It could just bebenign transient (physical activity, anxiety). Its persistence can be brought on by shock (profuse blood loss, toxic infection) or a disruption of the electrical rhythm of the heart (atrial or ventricular tachycardia). The latter conditions are serious and need immediate evaluation by a cardiologist. ...Read more
Heart rate: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate. ...Read more
Rapid heart rate: There are many causes of rapid heart rate such as medications, stress, anxiety that carry no risk to other members of the family. There are certain metabolic conditions (overactive thyroid) and rare hereditary tachycardias, but the family risk of these is usually 1% or less. ...Read more
The medical term for a rapid heart rhythm is tachycardia. There are many different types of tachycardias and their clinical importance depends on several key factors with heart rate being only one of those. Other important variable include the type of tachycardia, patientâ€™s age, other associated health problems, etc.
For example, while two people may have the same â€˜heart rateâ€™ (say 175 â€˜beats per minutesâ€™ or bpm), the prognosis is very different in a young health person who reaches that rate only while running a marathon on a hot day (sinus tachycardia or normal fast heart rhythm) than in a heart attack survivor with a history of heart failure who has just been resuscitated from an out of hospital cardiac arrest secondary to ventricular tachycardia (a life threatening from the bottom chambers of the heart).
Other common tachycardias include atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (psvt). While both of these tachycardias involve the upper chambers of the heart, only atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of strokes. In most patients with atrial fibrillation, their stroke risk can be decreased with the use of blood thinners such as warfarin. Among patients with tachycardias, symptoms can range from nothing to palpitations, shortness of breath and passing out to death.
While most abnormal heart rhythms can be diagnosed and treated by well-trained primary care physicians, cardiac electrophysiologists (cardiologists specialized in rhythm disturbances) are the experts in this area. ...Read more
My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get rapid heart rate? Is he right?
At least: See a doctor, find out the cause, and get treatment if indicated. ...Read more
I've had some strange palpitations and my BP when lying down is 120/68 BPM 70, when I stand my heart rate goes up to 135 BPM and my BP is 94/64 causes?
Bp change common:
Your blood pressure change while standing is common. The body must adjust to keep blood flowing to the brain with gravity, when you stand. Brief dizziness may occur, sometimes suggesting dehydration.
Need more info. On palpitations to better understand their relationship or cause. For example, skipped beats, beating out of rhythm, rapid heart beat, chaotic irregular rhythm, hard beats? ...Read more
Coffee?: Sudden runs of rapid heartbeat that may take your breath away is supraventricular tachycardia. If you are sleeping poorly and have svt, my first concern is too much caffeine. If your heart simply seems fast and you are not sleeping well, the cause may be anything from anxiety (which you recognize) to something more troublesome. More than 2 weeks, physician's office visit is in order. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible: The decongestant can elevate the heart rate. ...Read more
Yes: Yes (unless you are a humming bird). ...Read more
Infection: You may have infection going on.Get a more detailed answer ›
Heart rate: In general no. Having said that one can always postulate a mechanism. ...Read more
Yes: Immediately. As soon as you read this. Go! ...Read more
Rapid heart rate: Decongestants can accelerate heart rate.Get a more detailed answer ›
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