Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

Have rapid heart rate while sleeping. What needs to be done?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Pathologist and Microbiologist
Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 6709 Questions
Question
I HAVE A RAPID HEART RATE ONLY WHILE SLEEPING. IT WAKES ME UP. CAN YOU HELP
Posted Sun, 8 Dec 2013 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 1 hour later
Brief Answer: History suggestive of cardiovascular disease. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX Rapid heart beat while sleeping is called orthopnoea. This is caused by cardiovascular disease. On lying down the stress on heart is increased. This stress is due to increased blood volume of blood while lying down. A healthy heart is able to cope up with the increasing stress but a diseased heart is not able to cope up. This leads to difficulty in breathing due to decreased blood supply to body organs and lungs. You need to consult a cardiologist for clinical examination, investigations- ECG, echocardiography, TMT, holter to know the cause of cardiovascular dysfunction. If you have more queries i will be glad to answer. Dr Shailja P Wahal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Treatment/Therapy

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor