Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby. A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable.
Unclear. Without knowing the age of the baby, unclear as to whether this is abnormal or not. Go see a pediatrician right away.

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Do symptoms like rapid heart rate go away quickly?

How fast? Depends on how fast your heart rate is & why it's fast. Maximum normal heart rate depends on age: up to 200 in teenagers, about 150 by age 70. Recovery of normal hr following exercise is an indication of your state of fitness and the health of your heart. While abnormal heart rhythms may terminate suddenly, normal heart rhythms slow down over several minutes. Rapid hr may persist for many reasons. Read more...
Depends on cause. Depend on cause of symptoms...Difficult to answer in this format. See a doctor if frequent or if associated with lightheadedness, chest discomfort, or shortness of breath. Read more...

What to do if I have rapid heart rate should I been concern?

Rapid heart rate. If you have a resting heart rate in excess of 100 beats a minute, an evaluation of why is appropriate. Fear and anxiety isn't needed but an explanation of why the elevated resting rate is needed. Read more...

What causes spontaneous rapid heart rate and what are the dangers?

A number of things. It many be that your heart rate increases from factors as simple as drinking too much coffee, or simply being tired or anxious. In some people, a conduction variation in the heart will suddenly bump the rate up. If you have shortness of breath, faintness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or chest/jaw/shoulder pain, get to the ER or call 911. Read more...
Many causes. There are many causes of a rapid hr. Make sure you are not drinking too much coffee. See your doctor so they can check some labs, including thyroid testing and an EKG to see exactly what type of rapid hr you have. Read more...

I have a very rapid heart rate what does it mean for the shortrun?

Rapid heart rate. Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) means the heart beats at more than 100 per minute. It could just bebenign transient (physical activity, anxiety). Its persistence can be brought on by shock (profuse blood loss, toxic infection) or a disruption of the electrical rhythm of the heart (atrial or ventricular tachycardia). The latter conditions are serious and need immediate evaluation by a cardiologist. Read more...

Who can help answer questiosn or provide me with infomration about a rapid heart rate?

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...