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What does my elevated /fast heart rate mean for my health?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends on the cause

Hearts beat fast, generally, for a reason.
Do you have fever? Anemia? Infection? Pain? Upset? Bleeding? Stress? Caffeine use? Are you overweight, out of shape, de-conditioned? These and many more reasons may be the cause. Unless your hr is >150, it's likely that the rate is a symptom and not the cause of changes in your health.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Hearts beat fast, generally, for a reason.
Do you have fever? Anemia? Infection? Pain? Upset? Bleeding? Stress? Caffeine use? Are you overweight, out of shape, de-conditioned? These and many more reasons may be the cause. Unless your hr is >150, it's likely that the rate is a symptom and not the cause of changes in your health.
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