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Heartbeat is varying from normal. Advised to take ECG and Echo test. What else should I do to control the variant heart beat?

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Today Blood camp is going on our dept i went to the camp for donating blood before that general checkup done by a doctor and informed your heartbeat is varying with normal one just check with doctor and take the Echo and ECG test and consult with Cardiologist. If any think prooblem to me based on doctor information. Could you suggest what else i need to do to control the variant heartbeat functionallity. And also my weight is now 94kg.
Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Sukhvinder Singh 21 hours later
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please see below

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Dear Sir
1. To ascertain work-up as well as further management we must know the exact rhythm of heart responsible for this variable heart rate. Many a times there are simple pre-mature contractions responsible for same and are benign.
2. The initial work-up which has been suggested is correct. We need to get an ECG and a cardiologist consultation. ECHO may be done only if he thinks it is required.
3. If you ever had a blackout, loss of consciousness or unexplained fall, it is important to see cardiologist on priority. As this may suggest important heart rhythm disorder.
4. Your weight should be as per your height. A body mass index of <25 is desirable. Body mass index is calculated by dividing weight in Kg by square of height in meters. Hope this helps. Feel free to discuss further.
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