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What causes elevated pulse rate in a 56 year old woman?

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018
Question: What causes elevated pulse in a 56 year old woman? For the last 12 hours, her resting heart rate has been 100, and it rises to 130+ when she gets up.

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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows...

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that her symptoms could be related to low blood pressure or orthostatic intolerance.

Dehydration or antihypertensive drugs can lead to this clinical scenario.

An infection could also mimic this clinical situation.

Does she have a fever?

Have you measured her blood pressure values?

I recommend having some rest and taking plenty of water.

If this situation persists, I would recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some tests (a resting ECG, complete blood count, blood electrolytes, PCR).

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Take care.

Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist

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What causes elevated pulse rate in a 56 year old woman?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows... Detailed Answer: Hello, I passed carefully through your question and would explain that her symptoms could be related to low blood pressure or orthostatic intolerance. Dehydration or antihypertensive drugs can lead to this clinical scenario. An infection could also mimic this clinical situation. Does she have a fever? Have you measured her blood pressure values? I recommend having some rest and taking plenty of water. If this situation persists, I would recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some tests (a resting ECG, complete blood count, blood electrolytes, PCR). Hope you will find this answer helpful! Take care. Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist