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Why does my heart rate get so high when i get out of bed or when i stand up after sitting for awhile. I would estimate it at 130/140 bpm?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart rate

The heart rate typically goes up on such a position change to compensate for the blood pooled in the lower extremities.
You may have less tone to push venous return back up when you get up or an exaggerated heart rate response. You could be relatively dehydated or have low vascular resistance. Your doctor can check for these.

In brief: Heart rate

The heart rate typically goes up on such a position change to compensate for the blood pooled in the lower extremities.
You may have less tone to push venous return back up when you get up or an exaggerated heart rate response. You could be relatively dehydated or have low vascular resistance. Your doctor can check for these.
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