When is a pulse rate too high and how do
I would recommend as follows:
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A pulse is considered too high (tachycardia) when it is above 90bpm.
It is also important evaluated if the rhythm is regular or not.
Some rest and deep breathing for 15 minutes would help reduce the heart rate naturally.
If this doesn't help low dose of betablocker could be needed.
Anyway, before starting a betablocker, I would recommend performing some tests to investigate for possible causes underlying high heart rate:
- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound
- thyroid hormone levels
- complete blood count for anaemia
- blood electrolytes for possible imbalance.
An ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring would help investigate for possible cardiac arrhythmia.
You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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