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If Heart rate jumps to 215-230 BPS for minute, Is it dangerous ?

Heart rate jumps to 215-230 BPS for minute, why? Is it dangerous? Hello. I am 32, very thin (125 lbs at 5 8 ) and very athletic (play a lot of sports). I wear a heart rate monitor (Polar) when working out and sometimes leave it on when I am home. I notice that sometimes my heart rate will be in the normal range (60 to 85 bps) when I am sitting and watching Tv or reading and then it jumps to about 215 or 233 it stays there for less then a minute. This happens about twice a day (at different times). Should I be worried? Do I need to see a doctor? Does anyone knowwhat might be happening? Thanks in advance for your help.
Sun, 19 Sep 2010
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Yup. I'd be inclined to suspect Wolfe Parkinson White, which my son has been diagnosed as having although his hasn't presented any symptoms for years. WPW can be dangerous, but only in quite rare instances. There are other, more serious underlying conditions that can cause bouts of tachycardia. You should see a doctor. Soon.
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It sounds a little like Wolf-Parkinson White syndrome. Read up and see if it applies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf-Parkinson-White_syndrome If it sounds close, you should see a doctor ASAP. It could be fatal, but there's a surgery they can perform that takes care of it. Good luck.
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