Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

High BP, abnormal pulse rate, chest tightness, cold sweats, breathlessness. Causes?

I am 35 yrs old female. Have high bp but it s controlled by meds. I have had two episodes about two years apart, where my heart beats out of control for a few minutes. It s upwards of 200 beats per minute, but it s so fast it s hard to count. My chest is tight and I am short of breath and break out in a cold sweat. Both times it has occurred just after waking in the morning and I feel like I am on the verge of passing out. What is this??
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  158
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

You had 2 episodes of increased heart beats in last two years. Its called Tachycardia. Normal heart beat is 50-100 beats per minute. It is really impossible to count if the heart beats increases. So next time when you get this kind of feeling rush to near by hospital & get your ECG done during that episode so as to find out what is it due to .

You also need to meet cardiologist now to get your self investigated to find out the cause so that this episode doesnt get repeated again.There are many causes of tachycardia like thyroid disease, infection,electrolyte imbalance,high blood pressure.

wish you good health.

Answered: Thu, 1 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor