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What does a rapid irregular pulse mean after a car accident?

What does  a rapid irregular pulse mean after a car accident?

Could be serious: Depending on the transfer of energy with the car crash, it is possible to have a cardiac contusion and associated heart arrhythmia. Okay to get evaluated; ekg and cardiac echo. With trauma the missed injury or the injury with a delay in presentation must be considered, especially if new symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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Whats it mean if a rapid, irregular pulse following blunt trauma to the chest?

Whats it mean if a rapid, irregular pulse following blunt trauma to the chest?

Irregular pulse: Blunt trauma can precipitate irregular pulse which usually is atrial fibrillation. Sometimes life threatening ventricular fibrillation can occur as well. ...Read more

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If I had a tia, should I expect an irregular pulse?

If I had a tia, should I expect an irregular pulse?

Maybe: Sometimes people have a TIA or mini stroke from an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation or a. Fib. If someone has this heart arrhythmia they are at increased risk of stroke. That said, more people have TIA or stroke who don'thave any arrhythmia. If you have had a TIA and now have an irregular heart beat, go to the er or call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I just went to a blood drive today and I was unable to donate because they told me I have an irregular pulse. I have never been told that before. ?

I just went to a blood drive today and I was unable to donate because they told me I have an irregular pulse. I have never been told that before. ?

Get it checked out. : It is not unusual for people to have a somewhat irregular pulse sometimes. However there are different types of "irregularity" and you should have it checked out by your health care provider. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular pulse?

What can cause an irregular pulse?

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

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How can I regulate an irregular pulse?

How can I regulate an irregular pulse?

Depends: On what thespecific cause is . An irregular pulse is nonspecific. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden gagging 3-4 times followed by an irregular pulse between 110-65, and feeling cold with a normal temperature?

What could cause sudden gagging 3-4 times followed by an irregular pulse between 110-65, and feeling cold with a normal temperature?

Tachycardia: Hi, it could be Anxiety or dropping blood pressure or vasovagal reaction to a stressful situation. Please see your provider to investigate this more. ...Read more

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I felt an irregular pulse on my right arm which lasted 3 minutes. This is the first time I felt this. What could this be due to?

I felt an irregular pulse on my right arm which lasted 3 minutes. This is the first time I felt this. What could this be due to?

Irregular pulse: Most of the time. An infrequent irregular pulse is not uncommon and does not represent a serious arrhythmia.if it becomes more frequent or there are other symptoms such as chest pain, lightheaded ness or dizziness, then you should see your health care professional. ...Read more

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Is irregular pulse a side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) / setraline?

Is irregular pulse a side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) / setraline?

Very rare: While sertraline can rarely increase heart rate and has been associated with sinus tachycardia in cases of toxicity after overdose, there have only been a few cases of ventricular arrhythmias seen even is severe overdose. ...Read more

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Blurred vision, nauseous, dizzy spells and irregular pulse? What can be the cause of this?

Blurred vision, nauseous, dizzy spells and irregular pulse? What can be the cause of this?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more