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What Causes Rapid Heart Beat?

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Posted on Thu, 4 Aug 2016
Question: High sitting blood pressure and heart rate.
I take Losartin-HCTZ 100-25 daily.
119-85 heart rate 107
114-96. 110
113-80. 110


What causes the higher heart rate? I have a desk job .
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your blood pressure values are within the normal ranges, while heart rate is slightly elevated.

Coming to this point, I recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and performing some tests to investigate for the possible causes of high heart rate:

- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound to examine your heart function and structure
- an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring to examine your heart rhythm trends for a prolonged time and exclude possible arrhythmia
- thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid dysfunction
- complete blood count for anemia
- blood electrolytes for possible imbalance.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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What Causes Rapid Heart Beat?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your blood pressure values are within the normal ranges, while heart rate is slightly elevated. Coming to this point, I recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and performing some tests to investigate for the possible causes of high heart rate: - a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound to examine your heart function and structure - an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring to examine your heart rhythm trends for a prolonged time and exclude possible arrhythmia - thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid dysfunction - complete blood count for anemia - blood electrolytes for possible imbalance. You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues. Hope to have been helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri