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Diagnosed with Arithmias due to stress. Have it while resting also. Suggestions?

I have am a 34 year old female and I was diagnosed with arrythmias about two years ago. I visited a cardiologist and was told they were caused by stress . I am confused because sometimes I get them when I am trying to fall asleep or when at rest. I get them almost everyday. Can they be caused by stressed even when I fell they aren t?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Stress in a common factor, but not the only cause.
Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking, chewing) / Caffeine (too much coffee, cola) are common causes.
Medicines may be responsible – like Phenylephrine used for ‘cold’ / Salbutamol used for asthma and so on.
Illicit ‘drugs’ like Amphetamine are notorious to cause abnormal beats
At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) are responsible!

EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance. The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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