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Can a pounding heart be caused by dehydration, or does dehydration cause a weak heartbeat?
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Possible
Dehydration can produce an elevated heart rate, giving the sensation of the heart pounding in the chest.
Extreme dehydration can produce hypovolemic shock, which if uncompensated, manifests as low blood pressure and possibly a weak pulse.

In brief: Possible
Dehydration can produce an elevated heart rate, giving the sensation of the heart pounding in the chest.
Extreme dehydration can produce hypovolemic shock, which if uncompensated, manifests as low blood pressure and possibly a weak pulse.
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