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Sudden Rapid Heart Beat At Rest
Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) (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). ...Read more
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rates can be either physiologically appropriate or inappropriate (pathologic). Examples of physiologic appropriate sinus tachycardia might be fast hr due to stress or caffeine. Pathologic tachycardia can involve a wide spectrum of arrhythmias coming either from the atria or ventricular locations. ...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
Maybe, maybe not: Normal hr at rest is around 60-100 bmp. Sometime emotional excitement, even when you are resting, it can be a bit fast. Also, if you have taken some cold medicine/decongestants, or too much caffeine/energy drinks, or all of the above together can really speed up your heart. Asthma medicine--albuterol etc. Can increase hr. So, if u have no reason for fast hr, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi I have been having rapid heart beat at rest and shortness of breath and this hard and very painful bump appeared on my vagina what could this be?
Should I worry about rapid heart beat - happening on regular basis - can anxiety cause this to happen even when I am at rest?
Dizziness, blured vision and rapid heart beat while exercising. Heart beat during rest is 89-100bpm blood pressure 117/84. Is it normal?
Discuss w doc: One expects a physiologically appropriate increase in heart rate with exercise. This could be magnified if your volume state is low (intravascular dehydration). Symptoms of dehydration coupled with the normal sympathetic stress of activity could explain this--but if you are still symptomatic after assuring adequate hydration you should see a cardiologist for monitoring/echo-stress study. ...Read more
Dizzy spells shortness of breath and rapid heart beat seeing stars and like tingling racing though my head and neck its really wierd I have to rest?
Rapid Heart Beat: A Heart beat (pulse) over 100 beats per minute. The medical term is tachycardia. There are several reasons for a tachycardia. The most common is a sinus tachycardia which is usually a normal response to physical, emotional or metabolic exertion or illness. Other reasons are for rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and others. ...Read more
No: In general, Lipozene should not affect your heart rate. It is a fiber product, and is not absorbed into the bloodstream. However, be sure that the product is not a "lipozene-like diet drug", because then you cannot be certain what it is. Best to check with your doctor if you have an increased heart rate. ...Read more
Possible but avoid: Try to avoid known stimulants, because when you cause arrythmias you can increase the chance of dangerous ones. Without looking at an ecg, it's hard to tell if what you're feeling is a dangerous or benign arrythmia. ...Read more
Tachycardia: "Tachycardia" means rapid heart rate. Any stress will make your heart beat fast: fear, anxiety, pain, anger, walking, lifting your arms, standing up. Also: fever, anemia, XS thyroid, infection, pregnancy, and many many other conditions as well. The underlying cause should be addressed if you are concerned. ...Read more
May be normal: For a five year old normal heart beat 90 to 110. However if you have any kind of rhythm problems, let him be seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Go to ER/PCP: Go to ER or PCP and have vitals checked including ekg, pcxr to start ...Read more
I've been waking up with a rapid heart beat recently. I have anxiety so is it related to that or a physical condition?
Full medical work-up: Any anxiety symptoms, including rapid heart beat and panic attacks, MUST have a full medical work-up before being labeled "anxiety". Special attention should be paid to cardiac, pulmonary and thyroid issues, but all systems should be examined. Excessive caffeine and tobacco are often problems. You are young so anxiety is most likely but a full eval is necessary. Best!! ...Read more
It seems for the past couple of weeks I would take little naps and wake up with a rapid heart beat kinda freaking me out what could it be?
Nocturnal tachycardi: This could be psychiatric (eg anxiety), endocrine (eg hyperactive thyroid), cardiac (eg arrhythmia, structural heart disease). Since its been going on for a couple of weeks its a good idea to see your doctor. Good luck and sweat dreams. Avoid or minimize caffeinated beverages. ...Read more
Rapid heartbeat: Sounds like rapid heart beat to me. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. If you truly have constant rapid heart beat, it's going to be exceedingly easy to diagnose (with just an ekg). Otherwise, a 24 hour recording would be helpful. ...Read more
Seek help right away: You did not provide much information, but if these symptoms just started today and you have not been evaluated for them before, I encourage you to go to your nearest er for proper evaluation with ECG and possibly a stress test to make sure you are not having a heart attack or other heart ischemia. ...Read more
There can be several: Stress or any state where your body is producing Epinephrine (adrenaline) will increase your heart rate. Increased activity like exercise will alter your hr. Certain drugs like Cocaine can dramatically increase your hr. Also severe infections. Then there are rhythm problems of the heart like atrial fibrillation, svt and other abnormal electrical conduction can cause rapid heart rat. ...Read more
May be normal respon: After exercise the heart rate will go up, this is a physiological response. And it should come base line in 10-15min of rest. If in case the heart rate continues to be high more than 100, then you should seek medical help. ...Read more
Need evaluation: You may have fibrillatation need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What r the possibilities of chronic rapid heart beat, near 100 and above in a 38 yr old female, no heart condition at present?
Hyperthyroid?: I will recommend performing an ekg and a thyroid test to ruled our hyperthyroidism or graves dz more common in females. Ekg to ruled out heart electrical conditions like pre-excitation syndromes like wpw. Also be aware of excess in coffee and medications that will increase the heart rate. Obesity and asthma will increase your resting heart rate too. ...Read more
My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think that's 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 more
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