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Is a rapid heart rate a symptom of congestive heart failure?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Spyros Smith
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Though patients that have a rapid heart rate for an extended period of time(weeks to months) without having symptoms can develop congestive heart failure to a weakened heart.

In brief: Unlikely
Though patients that have a rapid heart rate for an extended period of time(weeks to months) without having symptoms can develop congestive heart failure to a weakened heart.
Dr. Spyros Smith
Dr. Spyros Smith
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Although the heart rate increases to compensate for inadequate pumping by the heart there are many more common reasons for a rapid heart rate.
Common symptoms of heart failure are fluid retention and difficulty breathing (particularly when lying flat).

In brief: Unlikely
Although the heart rate increases to compensate for inadequate pumping by the heart there are many more common reasons for a rapid heart rate.
Common symptoms of heart failure are fluid retention and difficulty breathing (particularly when lying flat).
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: It can be
This can be a possible symptom of heart damage or heart failure.
I would get evaluated right away.

In brief: It can be
This can be a possible symptom of heart damage or heart failure.
I would get evaluated right away.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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