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Suggest treatment for heart palpitations

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Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan

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Posted on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I hAVE been experiencing a rapid heartbeat (around 130 beats per minute, for about 4 days now. I am being treated by my cardiologist with propafenone, and usually it calms down eventually. How long can this rapid rate go on without some kind of damage?
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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Depends on blood pressure and symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

130 bpm is not very high heart rate. It will not harm unless blood pressure decreases, or you have lightheadedness, dizziness, which mean hemodynamics become unstable.
But if it lasts more than one day, I will advise you to see your doctor or refer to ER. There may be a need for additional medication.

Hope I could help you

Wishing you good health

In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask

Regards,
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