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Rapid heart beat at rest reason to call doc?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe, maybe not
Normal hr at rest is around 60-100 bmp.
Sometime emotional excitement, even when you are resting, it can be a bit fast. Also, if you have taken some cold medicine/decongestants, or too much caffeine/energy drinks, or all of the above together can really speed up your heart. Asthma medicine--albuterol etc..Can increase hr. So, if u have no reason for fast hr, consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not
Normal hr at rest is around 60-100 bmp.
Sometime emotional excitement, even when you are resting, it can be a bit fast. Also, if you have taken some cold medicine/decongestants, or too much caffeine/energy drinks, or all of the above together can really speed up your heart. Asthma medicine--albuterol etc..Can increase hr. So, if u have no reason for fast hr, consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on what you mean by rapid and if it is sustained - some people run a little fast (100-120) and this can be chronic - certainly if you are having rapid heart rates of 150 beats or more per minute with shortness of breath and / or chest pain you should go to the er. If you are just running a little fast then you should make an appointment to see your doctor for checkup.

In brief: Depends
It depends on what you mean by rapid and if it is sustained - some people run a little fast (100-120) and this can be chronic - certainly if you are having rapid heart rates of 150 beats or more per minute with shortness of breath and / or chest pain you should go to the er. If you are just running a little fast then you should make an appointment to see your doctor for checkup.
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Your doc will figure out whether it is physiological or pathological and whether it needs any intervention.

In brief: Yes
Your doc will figure out whether it is physiological or pathological and whether it needs any intervention.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
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