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Reason For Irregular Heart Beat
I'm f 22 and having irregular heart beat with chest pains, is this reason to go to the e.R or should I just make an apt?
This depends...: Your exact heart rhythm diagnosis should be discussed with your doctor. If you have something called atrial fibrillation, an inr of 1.4 is probably too low, and your Coumadin (warfarin) dose should be adjusted appropriately. Otherwise, you may be at risk for a blood clot to form within your heart, which may ultimately cause a stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Depends: If you're having a run of beats that are clearly abnormal and take your breath away, check with your physician -- if this is the case, it's probably not happening just during this activity. Up to five skipped beats per minute is usually a non-problem. Sexuality is powerful -- if just the thought of someone makes your heart skip a beat, I'm hoping you meet that person in real life. Best wishes! ...Read more
Irregular heart beat: Need to undergo ekg, holter or event monitor to identify your arrhythmia. It should be treated. Anxiety could increase ventricular rate especially in the setting of irregular heart beat. Then you need to get antianxiety medications. Consult your physician to get systematic work-up. Also you need to check your thyroid harmone levels. ...Read more
What are the solutions to an irregular heart beat? What causes the heart to skip and what is the cure?
My son age 10 was diagnosed with slight irregular heart beat and slight high heart pressure what could cause this problem?
Needs further evalua: A 10 year old with high blood pressure and irregular heart beat can be normal but I would have concerns if no obvious reason for the blood pressure. If he is of normal weight, is able to keep up with kids his own age while playing and has had no breathing or blue in the face episodes, he is likely ok but I would have someone listen to his heart, get a cxr, and consider an ekg or further testing. ...Read more
I quit lexapro 8 days ago. Every since I have had irregular heart beat. I never had this until quitting the meds. Is this common? Will it get better?
It should: It depends also on the dosage used. If symptoms continued, see your doctor. ...Read more
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