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THE FIRST STEP IS TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST
Fast heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG).
It is advisable to have it investigated
Since there is nothing to suggest Anxiety, Tobacco, Caffeine (too much coffee, cola), or Medicines, it is possibly from abnormal nerve paths (bypass tracts) in the heart.
A thorough history and physical examination is the first step -
Routine 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) is part of clinical examination.
24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring (Holter) may be necessary.
is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse
) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy
) and heart function (Ejection fraction
, wall motion abnormality).
Treadmill exercise ECG (TMT) is done to exclude Ischemia
(reduced blood flow).
Laboratory work-up is routine - like blood counts, sugar, urea, electrolytes (potassium in particular), thyroid
(over-active) and so on. Your Internist shall suggest based on the situation.
If there are no clues and if you are still bothered by it to the extent of interfering with life style, there are more tests. (They are done by ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGIST / not usually done unless there are compelling indications.)
A single episode may not need treatment, until investigated
At times, beta blockers like Metoprolol
may give benefit. Your doctor will give proper prescription and follow up
Wishing speedy recovery