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What treatments are commonly prescribed when you have an irregular heart beat during sleep?

What treatments are commonly prescribed when you have an irregular heart beat during sleep?

Usually, none: Most irregular heart beats are benign, a normal variant of the inherent electrical function of heart muscle. No treatment is generally required for this type, although medications such as beta-blockers, e.g. Can be used if experiencing unsettling symptoms. Sleep apnea can be an important (often unrecognized) cause of abnormal rhythms during sleep; diagnosing this condition and treating it may help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an irregular heart beat? (double beats, pausing) my friend has it and she is 15.

What does it mean if you have an irregular heart beat? (double beats, pausing) my friend has it and she is 15.

Extra beats: Most probably she has extra beats, may be referred to as premature beats. Not uncommon, especially in female teens during puberty years. If structurally normal heart with normal function, they are usually benign and rarely require any treatment. Best to avoid caffeinated products which may increase them in frequency. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does an irregular heart beat mean?

Hello doctors, what does an irregular heart beat mean?

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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I went to my doctor office and she refer me to a cardiologist for irregular heart beat what does this mean ?

It means ....: Your doctor cares for you.Symptoms of "irregular heart beat"/palpitation/flutter are commonly encountered in clinical practice and may be benign. Your doctor will perform an ECG as a way of trying to determine what may be causing your symptoms. Your doctor may not feel comfortable with the findings on the ECG and will then ask a cardiologist's help in deciding what it is or isn't. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heart beat and it is 115 is that normal??? And will I be OK?

I have an irregular heart beat and it is 115 is that normal??? And will I be OK?

Irregular: To answer your question requires you to see a doctor. Without lots more information we can't know what is going on with you. ...Read more

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I noticed I have an irregular heart beat (missing &double beats) & I get really dizzy when I stand up, and vision blacks out. Why? What should I do?

I noticed I have an irregular heart beat (missing &double beats) & I get really dizzy when I stand up, and vision blacks out. Why? What should I do?

Hypotension: Seek the care of your physician, could also be sympathetic or autonomic nervous system dysfunction, if the brownout is with bending over, possibly "pseudo tumor " are you obese? Taking vitamin a? Any new medications? ...Read more

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I feel like someone is sat on my chest and can't get my breath I was in a&e on Thursday and they said I have an irregular heart beat can it be that?

I feel like someone is sat on my chest  and can't get my breath I was in a&e on Thursday and they said I have an irregular heart beat can it be that?

Need more info: irregular heart beats are significant as is the symptom of not being able top catch your breath. Even at your age heart problems can occur that are serious I would suggest that you visit your family physician for a checkup and a possible referral to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heart beat . Blood pressure is normal most of the time . My HB is always at 76 and higher . I was prescribed 5mg of Bystolic (nebivolol) . ?

I have an irregular heart beat . Blood pressure is normal most of the time . My HB is always at 76 and higher . I was prescribed 5mg of Bystolic (nebivolol) . ?

Need clarification: Don't know what HB always 76 means? Would be helpful to know if your physician diagnosed what type of irregular heart beat you were having? Two common types of "skipped beats" would be premature atrial contractions(PAC's) and premature ventricular contractions(PVC's). PAC's are considered harmless. PVC's can be present in normal patients, but sometimes are a sign of underlying heart disease. ...Read more

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Hi there. I'm having trouble with my doctors here as they can't seem to find what's causing my problems so far. They found out I have an irregular heart beat, but cannot conclude why I am having chest, shoulder and arm pain, waking up with tingly and seem

Hi there. I'm having trouble with my doctors here as they can't seem to find what's causing my problems so far. They found out I have an irregular heart beat, but cannot conclude why I am having chest, shoulder and arm pain, waking up with tingly and seem

Consider spine: If your cardiac issues have been thoroughly evaluated and are not felt to be the cause of your pain that runs into the arm, the cervical spine can pitentially be a source. An MRI can usually be used to evaluate you for this. ...Read more

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I have an irregular heart beat i had a severe COPD attack 2 weeks ago which i eneded up in the hospital.....Yesterday i went to the doctor for a follow up and the doctor noticed that i had a irregular heart beat (as high as 141 bpms) so she ordered a ekg

I have an irregular heart beat i had a severe COPD attack 2 weeks ago which i eneded up in the hospital.....Yesterday i went to the doctor for a follow up and the doctor noticed that i had a irregular heart beat (as high as 141 bpms) so she ordered a ekg

Caffeine : Caffeine can increase heart rate and blood pressure a bit, but nowhere near as high as you've indicated. A heart rate of 141 and "skipped beats" sounds to me like new onset atrial fibrillation, which in turn could represent a small heart attack or other injury to your heart that happened during your COPD attack. It would be important to have this problem addressed, since atrial fibrillation can cause blood clots to form in the heart and these can then cause strokes. Also, it will be important to evaluate whether in fact you did have a heart attack, because that might predict more in the future. A. Fib can often be eliminated with medications or a procedure called cardioversion. If not, then you should probably be on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Can you exercise with an irregular heart beat?

Can you exercise with an irregular heart beat?

Likely: It would depend on the type, cause, and symptoms you have. Also any treatment you are on would need to be considered. Definitely a discussion worth having with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

Is an irregular heart beat with a slow heart dangerous?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Arrythmias are heart rhythm disturbances which can be dangerous but controlled with medication and or interventional procedures. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause an irregular heart beat/rhythm?

I'm curious as to what can cause an irregular heart beat/rhythm?

Many causes: Electrolyte imbalance, especially low potassium or low magnesium. Hypoxia (low oxygen). Lack of circulation (ischemia). Structural anomalies (like mitral stenosis or by-pass tract.)abnormal cardiac function (like cardiomyopathy). Infection (like myocarditis). Ph imbalance (acidosis or alkylosis). Cardiac stimulation (like nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, adrenalin). Fatigue, stress, anxiety, aging. ...Read more

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Is an irregular heart beat in fetus always fibrillation?

Is an irregular heart beat in fetus always fibrillation?

Fast/slow/none: Assessing the fetal heart is a bit problematic. Since they are isolated inside the bag of waters, we are limited to detecting rate as fast/ slow/ normal or none. Various factors can lead to various rate changes. The fetal heart is usually beating much fast ; 130-160/min are routine. Stress can speed or slow the rate. When checking newborns, I have never had one with fibrillation in 3 decades. ...Read more

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How much caffeine does it take to produce an irregular heart-beat or other caffeine related illnesses?

How much caffeine does it take to produce an irregular heart-beat or other caffeine related illnesses?

Variable: This is highly variable depending on the individual and problems them may have as well as medications they may be taking. Check out caffeineweb.Com for excellent discussions on this. ...Read more

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