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Suggest Treatment For Palpitations And Shortness Of Breath

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Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017
Question: my mom is 77 and she is experiencing rapid heart beat and shortness of breath. When she is sitting her bp is 115/67 pulse 107 and she is fine. When she gets up and walks to the bathroom and comes back she is out of breath and her bp is 112/85 and pulse 136. Not sure what is going on. No chest pain. She has dementia and but is healthy otherwise. Please advise?
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Answered by Dr. Dr Sameer Maheshwari (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need further evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Dyspnea on exertion is a serious thing & should always be evaluated. This is generally a sign of weak heart.
I'll recommend for a urgent ECG, 2D Echo & a chest X Ray for cardiac evaluation.
If you have any more question, I'll be happy to help.
Thanks
Take care
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Suggest Treatment For Palpitations And Shortness Of Breath

Brief Answer: Need further evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist. Dyspnea on exertion is a serious thing & should always be evaluated. This is generally a sign of weak heart. I'll recommend for a urgent ECG, 2D Echo & a chest X Ray for cardiac evaluation. If you have any more question, I'll be happy to help. Thanks Take care