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Nuclear stress test earlier today. diangosis w pleuritis last week. On pred. Heart racing since test. Not bad but noticeable at around 90 at rest. Related?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Tachycardia

This mild increase in your resting heart rate is most likely related to inflammation or low grade fever.
Is there any associated lung problem associated with the plueritic inflammation? Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help reduce inflammation,temperature, and the heart rate. Your physician is best qualified to advise you as he/she knows all your findings.

In brief: Tachycardia

This mild increase in your resting heart rate is most likely related to inflammation or low grade fever.
Is there any associated lung problem associated with the plueritic inflammation? Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help reduce inflammation,temperature, and the heart rate. Your physician is best qualified to advise you as he/she knows all your findings.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Prednisone

YES: prednisone is a great drig, but many side effects including racing heart, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, gastritis and irritability.
It sounds like a side effect issues but you should be examined and checked.

In brief: Prednisone

YES: prednisone is a great drig, but many side effects including racing heart, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, gastritis and irritability.
It sounds like a side effect issues but you should be examined and checked.
Dr. Philip Miller
Dr. Philip Miller
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