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Have consistently high heart rate, troubles breathing, EKG normal. What should i do?

I have a consistetly high heart rate. at about 110-120. I have some troubles breathing, but no other symptoms that I am aware of. The breathing troubles come and go but it seems as if everytime my pulse is taken it is high. I have asked a doctor and they always just think I am nervous about being there. I have had an EKG and it was normal, and have been to the ER for shortness of breath problems with no final result other than a nebulizer given to me. I am getting concerned and not sure what I should do.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Dear Sir
thanks for writing to us.
i would be more concerned about your troubled breathing rather than your high heart rate. Whenever we have a high pulse rate we look for the causes. there are numerous causes, some of them relevant to you are anxiety, troubled breathing, drugs which are used in nebulizer, excessive use of tea/coffee. Since you have been advised nebulizer it seems you have bronchospasm (transient reversible narrowing of airways), which when active can lead to increased heart rate itself.
i would like you to see your pulmonologist (chest and lung physician) and get your troubled breathing worked up. i hope your problem will be sorted out.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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