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Having irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, cold, cough. Is irregular heartbeat due to flu?

My husband has been admitted to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat . He has high blood pressure which he s been taking medicine for since maybe 10 years ago? He just recently caught a germ from our daughter which was high fever, body aches, flue like syptoms. However, then they turned into horrid cough & cold for all of us except mine hasn t gotten that bad yet because I m taking a million vitamins and trying to keep it at bay. Could the irregular heartbeat be due to chest congestion from the junk in his body from the flu that turned into a bad cold?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Your husband may be running a viral or bacterial infection in his chest.
Infections release toxic substances into the blood and this can cause irregular heart beats or arrhythmia.

I think he will recover soon and his heart rhythm will also become regular when his infection is treated.
His blood pressure also may vary with heart rate.

Hope this helps,
Dr Anjana Rao
Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
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