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What can I do about heart pounding? Not rapid: resting is 52bpm, but it wakes me up at 4:30am. Not feeling anxious. Persists lighter thru day.

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
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In brief: Blood pressure

You may be more aware of your heart beat if your blood pressure is high.
Alternatively, you could have a heart rhythm problem like bigeminy which may feel like a slower pulse with accented beats. Check with your doctor.

In brief: Blood pressure

You may be more aware of your heart beat if your blood pressure is high.
Alternatively, you could have a heart rhythm problem like bigeminy which may feel like a slower pulse with accented beats. Check with your doctor.
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