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

Why does my heart beat so fast when I wake up? Should I consult a doctor?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3391 Questions
hi, why does my heart beat so fast,its pounding away,when i wake up from a last for up to 3/4 of an i need to go to my doctor ?-
Posted Tue, 22 Jan 2013 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 32 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

Palpitation is a condition which describes a noticeably rapid, strong, regular or irregular heartbeat - as described by you. It is seen in multiple conditions like anxiety, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, cardiac illness, etc.

Based on the details submitted, I see you are on a few drugs which can cause palpitations. Ventolin could be the cause. In addition your other medications - flixotide and pentasa could be associated.

Therefore I recommend you to get the medication revised by the doctor if the palpitation is troubling you. Besides that you could get your pulse, blood pressure and heart examined by your treating doctor to rule out sinister heart rhythm abnormalities.

In brief, perhaps optimizing your medications and getting your vitals checked would be the next step in treating your complaints.

Hope I answered your query. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Wish you good health...

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

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