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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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Was in the ER with suddenly high heart rate of 138bpm and suspected severe reflux. They diagnosed strep. Better 4 days later, by my chest aches. Why?

Was in the ER with suddenly high heart rate of 138bpm and suspected severe reflux. They diagnosed strep. Better 4 days later, by my chest aches. Why?

Return to ER: Unless you had high fever, your high heart rate may or may not be related to the strep. Return to the er or go to another er and get rechecked. Chest pain related to strep could indicate pericarditis. High heart rate and chest pain can also represent a pulmonary embolism, unrelated to strep. You need further evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is high heart rate dangerous?

Hoping you can tell me, is high heart rate dangerous?

How high?: High heart rate more than 100 beats per minute can be a sign of lack of physical conditioning, endocrine disease like hyperthyroidism, sign/symptom of heart disease, dehydration, lung disease like asthma/copd, drug induced like to much caffeine/ energy drinks, chronic disease like liver and renal insufficiency, etc. You need a history and physical to evaluate the reason. ...Read more

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Does high heart rate during excercise cause rabdomyolosis?

Does high heart rate during excercise cause rabdomyolosis?

No: Rhabdomyolosys is a muscle injury direct or indirect. It result in breakdown of muscle fibers and release of their contents into the bloodstream. In an untrained athlete, excessive exercise can cause extreme muscle strain or a heat stroke causing tachycardia as a cause of the process. Rhabdo will occur because of the muscle breakdown not the tachycardia. Hydration and training very important. ...Read more

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High heart rate up to 198 with cardio, should I be concerned?

High heart rate up to 198 with cardio, should I be concerned?

High HR: No concerns you are exercising over the 80% of the predicted hr for your age. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and high heart rate, should I be concerned?

Low creatinine and high heart rate, should I be concerned?

depends: There's no level of creatinine that's considered harmfully low. High heart rate is harmful if it's abnormally fast. At rest, yours should be. ...Read more

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I'm really scared. I have a high heart rate of about 100 to 120 and it won't slow down. Should i be worried? Er

I'm really scared. I have a high heart rate of about 100 to 120 and it won't slow down. Should i be worried? Er

No emergency: No. There is no reason to be scared and there is no reason to go to the er. If a fast heart rate is the only symptom you have then you can wait for a bit. Your school nurse or you family doctor may be able to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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High heart rate upon standing(over 110 bpm) has lead me to be bed ridden for several months. And I'm weak. What can I do?

High heart rate upon standing(over 110 bpm) has lead me to be bed ridden for several months. And I'm weak. What can I do?

Heart Rate: You need psychiatric help urgently ;inactivity begets deconditioning which perpetuates your perceived condition. Confirm need for thyroid Rx with a competent endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Since i was a child, I have a high heart rate (around 100bpm) at rest.This can cause me future problems? During workout i reach 180bpm.

Since i was a child, I have a high heart rate (around 100bpm) at rest.This can cause me future problems? During workout i reach 180bpm.

High: U should be cn by a cardiologist 2 find the underlying cause. Don't ignore this it is serious & u need 2 be evaluated & find out the reason. U r young with many years ahead of u. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more