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What cause increased heart rate?

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At night heart racing when in bed .. Wake up to heart racing with heart at 112. Why at night ? Sometimes during the day but worse at night . Had ct scan heart normal About 4 months ago . Cant sleep this is scary , should i go to er. ? has been likevthis for 2-3 nights. .. Something wrong with heart? Whybwhen trying to sleep or relax
Posted Sat, 8 Mar 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 47 minutes later
Brief Answer: Follows. Detailed Answer: Dear Madam , Thank you for posting your query on HCM. Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that Since your CT scan of heart is grossly normal I would like to tell you that there is a strong possibilty of thyroid disorder or anxiety even . You need to get your Serum TSH , T3 AND T4 done because it is the most common cause of arrythmias at your age . A ECG , 2 D ECHO is also advisable because it needs to be seen which kind of arrythmia it is , on the type of arrythmia it will be decided what can be the cause . Ct scan of heart generally reveal any structural abnormality but rhythm abnormality results on the ECG or may be Holter monitoring .So I will advise you to discuss these options with your treating physician and plan accordingly because since he has examined you , he remains the best judge for the situation. Take care. Dr. Shruti
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