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My friend heart beats rapidly at very random times and he doesn't think thats a problem. What can he do about his random rapid heart beat?
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Dr. Mark Callman
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: See a doctor
There are many causes of this .
It would be helpful to know how fast his heart rate gets.He might well need blood tests such as thyroid testing.He would also need an electrocardiogram and possibly a 24 hr heart monitor called a holter monitor.It would be important to see his doctor to determine if the rapid heart rate originates from the top or bottom of the heart.Avoid caffeine and see a doctor!

In brief: See a doctor
There are many causes of this .
It would be helpful to know how fast his heart rate gets.He might well need blood tests such as thyroid testing.He would also need an electrocardiogram and possibly a 24 hr heart monitor called a holter monitor.It would be important to see his doctor to determine if the rapid heart rate originates from the top or bottom of the heart.Avoid caffeine and see a doctor!
Dr. Mark Callman
Dr. Mark Callman
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rapid heart rate
It could be physiological or pathological.
Your friend needs to see a cardiologist to figure out what kind of rapid rhythm it is by an ekg or holter or an event monitor.

In brief: Rapid heart rate
It could be physiological or pathological.
Your friend needs to see a cardiologist to figure out what kind of rapid rhythm it is by an ekg or holter or an event monitor.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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