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What does it mean by short PR and is it caused by stress ?

I am a 22year old female with no health problems.Hi i have been having palpitations i went to see my GP and he booked me in for a ecg .On my ecg it said sinus rhythm with short pr.Is this serious?Or can the short pr be caused by anxiety or stress?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jul 2011
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Short PR interval can be caused by many conditions. Not all are harmful.You could be having electrolyte abnormalities, drug effect, some conduction defect like Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome. Avoid drinking colas and caffeinated drinks like tea or coffee, avoid smoking which can cause or exacerbate palpitations. Your Doctor should also rule out WPW syndrome which can cause complications like giddiness, syncope and require treatment. Avoid stress. Do Yoga or Pranayam for stress relief. Get 6-8 hours of sleep daily. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables and plenty of water. Consult your cardiologist soon and also if you develop shortness of breath, giddiness, weakness, palpitations.
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