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Diabetic, high BP, on dialysis. What is the reason for high heart rate?

Hi, my father is on dilaysis for the last 2 years. His age is 55 years. He is deabetic and has high blood pressure . Today he went for dilaysis and after half an hour, he was feeling irregular heart pulses. his pulse rate at that time was 124 and Bp was 175 , 71. Doctor asked us to stopped dilaysis and he went for potassium and Trop I test. his potassium is 4.4 and Trop I 2.01. Kindly advice what does it mean?
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Dear patient,

Thanks for your health concerns. It appears to be that your father either developed sinus tachycardia, which is the normal rhythm of the heart but faster than 100 beats per minute, or another type of tachycardia, likely from the upper chambers of the heart. The troponin I indicates that there was damage to the heart, so it could be a heart attack. He will definitely need further tesing which might include an angiogram.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Sat, 1 Jun 2013
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