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Suddenly my heart rate was 116 bpm.Is it dangerous?

Unexplained resting heart rate, has been 116bpm for five hours and I've only been in bed ?
Iwas off college today because I was having chest problems. So I've been in bed all day. But about 5 hours ago, my heart rate rapidly rose. I've just measured my HR and it was 116bpm. I don't think the rate has changed since it started. I'm male & 18. I've also been quite shakey and light headed at times. All I really want to know Is should I be concerned! Thanks Good advice, but it's gone 1am where I am. Nope. No caffeine or narcotics I'm thinking you're right. I might go down to a and e to get it checked out. The thing is I don't want to wake my parents up, they both have early starts. Should I leave a note and drive to a and e
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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If in doubt, just toddle over to wiki. I had tachycardia (due to a panic attack) for 15 hours once, I survived, its actually quite common. I'm personally thinking your heart rate is fast because your body is fighting off some chest infection or something. Try some deep breathing (lame I know, but it will be essential in lowering your heart rate and keeping blood oxygen levels up) for around 10 minutes, breathing slowly through your nose, not mouth. Also, are you stressed out at the moment? Worried?
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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