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Resting Tachycardia, treatment and precautions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Well, I was wondering what i should do in a certain situation
User :   I was recently prescribed amphetamine salts by a psychiatrist
Doctor :   sure, please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   My general physician doesn't think i should take this medication, however, he says I have "Resting Tachycardia"
Doctor :   since when u have this problem
User :   When my HR is taken at his office, it's usually elevated, due to stress, and smoking, etc
Doctor :   Please provide these details: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   19, male, single, 5 ft, 9 in, 135lbs
Doctor :   yes it could
User :   anyway, I don't even think i have tachycardia, my heart rate, when sitting around, averages 85
User :   with or without any stimulent meds, he wants me to wear a holter monitor; I can't begin to believe this is medically necessary
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he is right
Doctor :   first we need to evaluate
Doctor :   the heart electrical stimulus
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User :   any EKG i've had has always been fine. I can't imagine why I, personally would need to do a 24 hour monitoring
User :   okay
Doctor :   ok

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