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Mom is 65 hears her heart beat very loud when she goes to sleep when checks pulse it is normal 70bts. What causes that?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No distractions

It may be from the fact that it is quiet at night and that there is nothing else for the brain to focus on.
It could be that her blood pressure is higher lying down than sitting up. The carotid artery sits close to the eardrum, so the force of blood through it may cause a sense of a "heard heartbeat".

In brief: No distractions

It may be from the fact that it is quiet at night and that there is nothing else for the brain to focus on.
It could be that her blood pressure is higher lying down than sitting up. The carotid artery sits close to the eardrum, so the force of blood through it may cause a sense of a "heard heartbeat".
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