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Teen Child Heart Palpitations
Rapid Heart Beat: When discussing a cardiac question, the age of the child is always important. However, persistent rapid heart rate accompanied by sweating is something that should be evaluated no matter what the age of the patient. You should discuss this with your doctor. Then a more thorough patient history and family history can be taken and the appropriate evaluation and treatment done. ...Read more
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
Rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, heart defect as a child(but ok now). Should i stop strattera (atomoxetine)?
Maybe?: Maybe, especially if the symptoms as you describe only arose since starting the straterra. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. In my opinion and for the most part, no one should stop, start or change their medication regimen based on what is presented here on healthtap in 400 characters or less. Seems unwise at the least and even potentially dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?
Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is particularly true if not accompanied by other cardiac symptoms, progressive nature or exertional symptoms. However, an ekg is appropriate and required if any other symptoms are present. ...Read more
I'm 18 severe anxiety for many years - rapid heart beat, palpitations etc. No family history, healthy weight. What my chances of heart attack/ disease?
Very very low.: At 18, in the absence of other diagnosed heart conditions or significant family history... your chances are currently very, very low. Though anxiety is a crippling condition and can cause feelings of physical problems, you are at a very low risk of any heart issues. Don't let that compound your anxiety, but I would endorse you to get seen by a mental health professional for the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could Be: Increased heart rate and difficulty breathing can be physical symptoms of a panic attack. It would be a good idea to have these symptoms evaluated by your regular physician if you have not already done so. If there appears to be no clear problem related to your lungs or heart, the the likelihood of panic attacks becomes even more likely. ...Read more
See answer: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent.>http://bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more
Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...Read more
Heart rate of 140 in a 4 year old with fever dangerous? Otherwise healthy child. Beat is regular just rapid. Thank you
Not unexpected: The range of the awake heart rate of a 4yo is 60-140. The addition of fever generally increases the rate by 10 beats/degree/min. The respiratory rate also increases by ~5 breaths/min/degree. A kids heart is much more tolerant of rapid rates than adult & with some illnesses we will see it in the 180+ range for a couple days. ...Read more
Son born with heart murmur checked by cardiologist they called it irregular ventricular beats now at 7 innocent heart murmur should I be concerned?
A little fast But...: A healthy teen should have a slightly lower resting heart rate if in good physical condition. This rate may be a function of anemia, lack of exercise, or general low activity level. Have a routine physical exam and mention this to your doctor to assure no medical concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart throbbing problem, loss of sleep, chest pains, heart palpitations, increased heart beat, moodswings, drives me crazy. Falling sick, what to do?
Cause: You need to determine the cause. Your best option physician visit or going to er. ...Read more
Blood Pressure: 117/68
Resting Heart Rate Sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm
Exercise everyday. Friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? Heart Disease?
Variation: There can be a lot of variation between individuals resting heart rates. In general, the more "fit" you are cardiovascular wise, the lower your resting heart rate will be; so you friend may be a bit more "fit" than you. But in reality that's a very small difference and if many factors may contribute to day to day variations. Neither of those heart rate ranges suggest "heart disease". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Many babies have heart murmurs, but most do not have heart disease. Approximately 1 in 100 babies are born with heart disease, so it is important that your baby have a full evaluation by a pediatrician and possibly a pediatric cardiologist if your doctor thinks it is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could a healthy person with a healthy beating heart still get arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)?
I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?
Increased palpitations and heart flutters general chest discomfort (no heart disease + normal echo) medication or un noticed subconscious anxiety?
Adrenaline surges...: Likely due to low blood sugars, can cause palpitations, anxiety attacks and other symptoms. Have your doctor check you for the Insulin resistance syndrome, eat frequent small meals, with a low glycemic index to avoid these. Check glycemicindex.Com for a list of the glycemic index of various foods. ...Read more
I had untreated scarlet fever when I was a child. I have had heart palpitations and I suffer from joint pain all the time. How do I know it's from SF?
Characteristic echo: An echocardiogram can easily diagnose the type of damage Scarlett fever causes, even many decades later. Generally, a single bout doesn't cause heart damage, but multiple bouts can. Regardless, an echo is indicated to evaluate your palpitations, regardless of cause, so that's a good starting place. SF causes joint pain during the infection, but not years later. ...Read more
Palpitations: Many things can cause palpitations, but in young people it can often be related to ingestion of stimulants like caffeine in energy drinks, appetite suppressants, stimulant meds (such as add meds), and illicit substances. Other considerations are anemia, thyroid disorder, electrolyte problems. Less commonly a cardiac problem may be present. Obtain an exam with your physician to start. ...Read more
Right after I had my baby 2yr ago, within the first 2 weeks I had heart palpitations. Could I have had peripartum cardiomyopathy? Can it just disappea
Not uncommon: Occasional heart palpitations are actually quite common in young healthy women, and usually do not signal underlying cardiac conditions as long as brief and infrequent. It's not likely to be cardiomyopathy, as you most likely would have had other symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain or tightness. If you have persistent symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 19. I sometimes get heart palpitations. Today when I had them, my heart rate was normal. Are these common in teen years? I've had ecg done before
I have OCD and heart palpitations often. I plan for a baby but am worried although I've had heart monitors and ECG all normal. I'm still scared. Help.
Consider talking to: a therapist. Learn some relaxation techniques, hypnosis can be used to help you prepare for natural childbirth as well. Take care of yourself since you will soon be responsible for an infant. Learning ways to calm yourself and your anxiety will help you be better able to calm your baby. Feel free to ask additional questions. ...Read more
Some are,some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations: First get examined by a physician and wear an outpatient Holter monitor for 24-48 hours and write down the time you experience palpitations in order to document what the heart rate and rhythm is at the time. If an arrhythmia is documented thyroid tests will be ordered and antiarrhymic medication may be prescribed. Avoid caffeine,nicotine,alcohol,stress. If anxiety,stress management helpful ...Read more
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are a variety of palpitations some dangerous some not. I may have just answered another question that could have been yours as well. The cardiologist will look at what arrythmia ( palpitation) you have and that will determine if its dangerous or not. Its important if you are having them to see a cardiologist have a halter to monitor your heart ekg for a few days and find out what you have ...Read more
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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