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Heart beating faster than normal. What could be the reason?

Yes. Today not long ago I noticed my heart was beating a lot faster than normal. I started to feel a little different, so i tried to just calm my self down. It seemed to work, but im noticing that my heart beat keeps going from rapid to normal. and it may not even be beating very fast but I can defiantly tell a difference and it doesn't feel normal.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have not stated your age, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities

Anaemia / Anxiety / Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much coffee, cola) / Medicines like Phenylephrine used for ‘cold’; Salbutamol used for asthma and so on are common causes.../ Fever / Thyroid / Vitamin D, calcium and magnesium may all have a role... / Illicit ‘drugs’ like Amphetamine are notorious to cause abnormal beats / At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) are responsible!

Clinical examination followed by 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: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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