What can a doctor tell me about my risk for fast heart rate?

Not sure... Heart rate itself, when in normal rhythm, is highly variable and depends on many factors. When abnormal rhythm develops such as atrial fibrillation or flutter, fast heart rates are usually avoided with medications or other therapy. If you have some types of valvular heart disease you might be at higher risk for atrial fibrillation, and also if your left atrium is large on echo.

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Can a doctor tell the difference between svt and sinus tachycardia on loop monitor? Heart rate gets up to 180bpm laying in bed

Yes. The way sinus tachycardia looks on an ECG printout or monitor looks much different than SVT and that's how we even distinguish between the two. Have you actually had a discussion with the ordering physician regarding your results or a discussion with a cardiologist so that your questions can be answered in a more comprehensive way? Read more...

Hello doctor my heart rate is so fast and BP also high doctors told me that the reason of high BP is your fast heart rate I am 23?

Separate. Elevated heart rate and high blood pressure are two separate problems. Fast heart rate dose not cause high blood pressure. They could be related though. For example high thyroid hormone may cause both to be high. Thorough evaluation is needed to determine the cause. Read more...

I have a heart murmur but my doctor told me it was extremely loud and protruding thorough my neck. I've been having palpalations and a fast heart rate?

Heart murmur. Heart murmur radiating to the neck generally indicates narrowing of the aorta. I suspect your doctor scheduled some follow up testing. Palpitations and a racing heart beat could be related if the heart is having difficulty pumping blood through a tight valve. It is important that you review any educational material provided by the doctor and proceed with the upcoming work-up. Read more...