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Can smoking spices cause irregular heart rate/ heart problems?

Can smoking spices cause irregular heart rate/ heart problems?

Yes: "spice" contains synthetic cannabinoids sprayed onto various herbs which may or may not be as labeled. They are stronger than "regular" marijuana. Users experience a high which can include hallucinating, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, excessive sweating, extreme agitation, unpredictable & violent behavior, and rigidity. The compounds do not show up in current drug screenings. ...Read more

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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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Is there a difference between an irregular pulse & an irregular heart rate?

Is there a difference between an irregular pulse & an irregular heart rate?

No, technically yes: They both indicate an irregularity of your heart's rhythm. If you listen at your chest, you actually hear the heart beats. If you check a peripheral pulse, you're feeling the momentary arterial bulge that results from the heart beat. Special case: in atrial fibrillation, the pulse rate will always be "slower" than the hr because some beats aren't transmitted. ...Read more

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If i had irregular heartbeat would it show not just at heart rates below 60? Cause my machine says I have irregular heart rate mornings 43-50 bpm

If i had irregular heartbeat would it show not just at heart rates below 60? Cause my machine says I have irregular heart rate mornings 43-50 bpm

At any rate : Irregular heart rate can happen at low and fast heart rate. Can be because extra or escape beats, irregular sinus rhythm, junctional rhythm, or atrial arrhythmias. Needs an ECG during the actual irregularity happen. Or a holter 24 hrs monitoring test. Auscultation by a physician can make a diagnosis highly suggestive. BP machine are not accurate for irregular rhythms. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have an irregular heart rate?

What would cause me to have an irregular heart rate?

Lots of things: We have about 100, 000 heart beats / day. It is typically to have a few dozen to few hundred extra / skipped beats, just by the law of averages. There are lots of abnormal conditions, however, that can cause irregularity above that normal range. If you are experiencing this routinely, see your cardiologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can my irregular heart rate be dangerous in the long run?

Can my irregular heart rate be dangerous in the long run?

Depends: It depends on what is making it irregular and what your other health conditions are as well as the overall condition of your heart. ...Read more

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What is done for a 7 year old with an irregular heart rate?

What is done for a 7 year old with an irregular heart rate?

Irregular heart rate: An ekg will help explain the irregular heart rate and confirm the diagnosis. A cardiologist should be consulted for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Are home BP digital machines accurate? Mine keeps giving the irregular heart rate symbol at least once a day.

Are home BP digital machines accurate? Mine keeps giving the irregular heart rate symbol at least once a day.

Yes: They are usually quite accurate. But if it gives you constant error message it may have some malfunction issues. ...Read more

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What is considered an irregular heart rate?

What is considered an irregular heart rate?

Depends: Irregular means a constant variation in heart rate or can be caused by frequent early/premature beats. Young people however can have a moderate variation in heart rate just by breathing in and out so consult your physician to find out if yours is abnormally irregular if you are concerned ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a very low (41 bpm) and irregular heart rate?

Should I be concerned about a very low (41 bpm) and irregular heart rate?

Concern?: Whether you need to be concerned depends on why your heart rate is 41 and and irregular. If your normal rate is in that range and you're having occassional apcs, no big deal. If you have some serious cause of the 41 bpm and irregular rhythm like slow afib caused by a drug overdose or some pathology, then you might need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Irregular heart rate the last week. BPM 90-95 and irregular rate. Cause for concern?

Irregular heart rate the last week. BPM 90-95 and irregular rate. Cause for concern?

Get it checked: A heart rate that feels irregular could be a number of things from benign variations in heart rate with breathing inspiration versus expiration, to abnormal irregular rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. You should see your doctor to have it checked and have an EKG done to determine the specific rhythm it is to make sure it is not an abnormal one that would need further attention. ...Read more

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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

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