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Does a low-grade fever increases the heart rate in any manner? Doctors hear the chest to examine fever.

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Dr. Amit Phull
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can

Fever can certainly increase the heart rate, though low grade fevers would not generally have a huge impact.
There are rare instances in which you can have a fever, and have the source of it be related to your heart. More often than not though, listening to your heart is just part of a thorough physical exam.

In brief: It can

Fever can certainly increase the heart rate, though low grade fevers would not generally have a huge impact.
There are rare instances in which you can have a fever, and have the source of it be related to your heart. More often than not though, listening to your heart is just part of a thorough physical exam.
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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Any stress

Can cause the heart rate to increase.
A fever can cause the heart rate to increase. When evaluating a patient listening to the chest is part of the exam. It is not done just to evaluate for a fever. It is part of the entire exam. See your doctor to evaluate your fever.

In brief: Any stress

Can cause the heart rate to increase.
A fever can cause the heart rate to increase. When evaluating a patient listening to the chest is part of the exam. It is not done just to evaluate for a fever. It is part of the entire exam. See your doctor to evaluate your fever.
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