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What could cause a fast heart rate without exercising?

What could cause a fast heart rate without exercising?

Rapid heart rate: Rapid heart rate in addition to exercise, other causes are caffeine, low bp, acute blood loss, medications, atrial fib, flutter, v. Tach etc. ...Read more

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What can cause fast heart beat?

What can cause fast heart beat?

Many things: Benign things like dehydration or more serious causes....Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What would cause my heart to pound hard and fast?

What would cause my heart to pound hard and fast?

Arrhythmia ?: Would recommend further evaluation which may include a holter or event monitor. ...Read more

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What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

Ignore pop wisdom: Nobody's going to exercise scientifically for weight loss. It's a fact of human nature. Instead, you owe it to yourself to find something at least moderately strenuous that your physician approves, that you like, and that you can do with friends. Go crazy doing it, and get high from it. This "best heart rate" stuff is window dressing. Go get fit and have a great time doing it. ...Read more

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What causes the heart rate to be slow?

What causes the heart rate to be slow?

Many : Many causes -- it could be normal too as long as you feel fine. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations? And how to prevent it?

What causes heart palpitations? And how to prevent it?

There are many: different causes of "palpitations" including non cardiac issues. In general, variability to the heart rate is a primary cause but sometimes people feel things in there GI system and call those palpitations as well. Fast or slow heart beats and irregular heart beats are usual. Sometimes excess caffeine, electrolyte abnormalities or stress can cause this. Prevention requires identification first. ...Read more

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Slow breathing, but fast heart rate, what I the cause?

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Many conditions: There are many conditions associated with rapid heart rate and slow or irregular breathing, such as panic attack, drug overdose, narcotic abuse, supraventricular tachycardia, acute stress reaction, thyroid storm, acute kidney failure etc. ...Read more

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What would cause my heart to pound rapidly when reasting?

What would cause my heart to pound rapidly when reasting?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of abnormally fast heartbeat, some medical and some psychological (e.g., anxiety or panic disorder). If it isn't clearly associated with being upset or anxious, you need a medical examination. ...Read more

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How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

Doesn't change: Resting heart rate has no bearing on target heart rate. Your age predicted maximal heart rate (apmhr) is 220 - age. Target heart rate is a % of that. Typical for exercise is 70-85% of apmhr. ...Read more

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What causes a slow heart rate?

Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infections. See your primary physician to get the work up started with a thorough history and physical examination. Call 911 if you have severe dizziness, passing out, chest pain, or weakness. ...Read more

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What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

Probably normal: Heart rate tends to increase with the extra demands of exercise; the amount of the increase depends on the type of activity and its intensity. Generally, activity such as running raises the heart rate more than weight lifting. ...Read more

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How does anorexia cause heart attacks and your heart to beat out of rhythm?

How does anorexia cause heart attacks and your heart to beat out of rhythm?

Anorexia : Leads to potentially significant metabolic disorders resulting sometimes in life threatening arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What causes the heart to flutter?

What causes the heart to flutter?

Many causes: The feeling of heart fluttering (palpitations) actually may not be related to the heart at all. Palpitations that are related to the heart are usually due to aberrant electrical activity in the heart otherwise known as arrhythmias. There are multiple kinds of arrhythmias, the more common ones are not life-threatening, but need to be evaluated. A heart monitor (holter) is used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a fast heart rate and the heart to skip beats?

Can stress cause a fast heart rate and the heart to skip beats?

Yes: Stress leads to adrenaline release which increases heart rate and can contribute to premature beats. ...Read more

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What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

Arrhythmia: Have a doctor check you out - some of those may be benign, but the stress of exercise may bring out some heart problems that need treatment to avoid sudden problems later. ...Read more

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When looking at EKG can a doctor tell the difference between fast heart rate due to anxiety, and fast rate due to vtach, afib, and other heart issues?

When looking at EKG can a doctor tell the difference between fast heart rate due to anxiety, and fast rate due to vtach, afib, and other heart issues?

Yes: For the rhythm issues you listed, one can easily tell by 12 lead ECG. They are other abnormal rhythms that are more difficult to discern. ...Read more

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What can cause a rapid heart beat?

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What can cause a rapid heart beat?

Rapid heart rate: Tachycardia can be physiological or pathological. Exercise, caffiene can increase heart rate. Meanwhile diseases of the heart, like atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, ventricular tachycardia can cause heart to speed up. ...Read more

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How to get a fast heart beat besides exercising and drinking caffeine ?

How to get a fast heart beat besides exercising and drinking caffeine ?

Stressing out.: Thinking about things can raise hr - or lower. Pain, fear. Many stimulants and meds can raise heart rate. Peripheral vasodilation as in heat exposure. Low inhaled oxygen content. A good burn or a good anemia. A pulmonary embolism or dehydration or heart attack. None of these are as good as exercise and coffee. ...Read more

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What can a really low resting heart rate tell you?

What can a really low resting heart rate tell you?

Low rate: A low rate can be a sign of great aerobic conditioning. It can also be a sign of very abnormal cardiac conduction or even dangerously bad metabolic states. ...Read more