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What can cause a rapid heart beat?

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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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) (Definition)

Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm or rate problem). ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Rapid heart beat?

What is the definition or description of: Rapid heart beat?

Rapid Heart Beat: A Heart beat (pulse) over 100 beats per minute. The medical term is tachycardia. There are several reasons for a tachycardia. The most common is a sinus tachycardia which is usually a normal response to physical, emotional or metabolic exertion or illness. Other reasons are for rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and others. ...Read more

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My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think thats a problem. What can he do about his random rapid heart beat?

My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think thats a problem. What can he do about his random rapid heart beat?

See a doctor: There are many causes of this .It would be helpful to know how fast his heart rate gets.He might well need blood tests such as thyroid testing.He would also need an electrocardiogram and possibly a 24 hr heart monitor called a holter monitor.It would be important to see his doctor to determine if the rapid heart rate originates from the top or bottom of the heart.Avoid caffeine and see a doctor! ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Rapid heart beat at rest. Why?

Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function. ...Read more

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What causes tachycardia? Should a rapid heart beat be a concern?

What causes tachycardia? Should a rapid heart beat be a concern?

Tachycardia: "Tachycardia" means rapid heart rate. Any stress will make your heart beat fast: fear, anxiety, pain, anger, walking, lifting your arms, standing up. Also: fever, anemia, XS thyroid, infection, pregnancy, and many many other conditions as well. The underlying cause should be addressed if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rapid heart beat and breathing what is going on?

What to do if I have a rapid heart beat and breathing what is going on?

Go to ER/PCP: go to ER or PCP and have vitals checked including ekg, pcxr to start ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat at rest due to tea or heart?

Rapid heart beat at rest due to tea or heart?

Tachycardia: Rapid heart rates can be either physiologically appropriate or inappropriate (pathologic). Examples of physiologic appropriate sinus tachycardia might be fast hr due to stress or caffeine. Pathologic tachycardia can involve a wide spectrum of arrhythmias coming either from the atria or ventricular locations. ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat at rest due to tea or heart?

Rapid heart beat at rest due to tea or heart?

Heart rate: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate. ...Read more

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Constant rapid heart beat/ palpitations, what is this?

Constant rapid heart beat/ palpitations, what is this?

Rapid heartbeat: Sounds like rapid heart beat to me. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. If you truly have constant rapid heart beat, it's going to be exceedingly easy to diagnose (with just an ekg). Otherwise, a 24 hour recording would be helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I have odd sensation in my neck and rapid heart beat?

Why do I have odd sensation in my neck and rapid heart beat?

Information insuffic: Insufficient information. Better to get checked unable explain and correlate neck symptoms with rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Why i get a rapid heart beat when I sleep? I usually eat before sleep

Why i get a rapid heart beat when I sleep? I usually eat before sleep

?Reflux: try to skip the food before sleeping and take a prevacid (lansoprazole) or some other type of ant-acid. A holter might help with identifying an arrhythmia as well. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is rapid heart beat and extreme tiredness normal with a cold?

Hoping you can tell me, is rapid heart beat and extreme tiredness normal with a cold?

Cold: Different folks respond differently when having a cold. A rapid heart rate and severe fatigue could be seen with a cold. It would be more common with influenza. ...Read more

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Every now and again i get a rapid heart beat that makes me a little winded associated with a cough what could it be?

Every now and again i get a rapid heart beat that makes me a little winded associated with a cough what could it be?

PSVT: Fast heart beat, cough and shortness of breath can be due to paroxysmal supra-ventricular tachycardia at your age. Please see your pcp and you may need holter monitor for the diagnosis. You will need an echocardiogram to rule out structural heart disease and thyroid stimulating hormone to rule out hyperthyroidism. You may need to see a cardiologist if your pcp cannot do holter on his office. ...Read more

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Hello I am a 26 year old fit female who has recently began to feel uncomfortable pain in my chest wit rapid heart beat can you help?

Sounds like palps: There's a decent chance you have something called palpitations, particularly if the rapid heart beat comes before the uncomfortable sensations. A cardiologist, or better still an electrophysiologist can set you up with something called an "event monitor" that you can use to identify the rhythm when that happens and determine how best to treat it. ...Read more

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During exam, extreme nervous and anxiety leads to hot flushes and rapid heart beat, hard to sit down or complete the exam. What to do in this case?

During exam, extreme nervous and anxiety leads to hot flushes and rapid heart beat, hard to sit down or complete the exam. What to do in this case?

Possibly normal response: This could be a normal response. However, it could be related to panic disorder. With panic disorder, what happens is an exaggerated response to everyday settings. Some of these situations could be very stressful but usually with panic disorder this is an exaggerated response. I hope this helps. ...Read more