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Is rapid heart beat due to insufficient food?

My 10 year old daughter has had a very rapid heart beat, this episode lasted for maybe 10-15 min then it tapered off and went back to normal. I asked her if she experienced any pain during that time and she said no . I asked if she had any shortness of breathe and she said no. She s a picky eater and her appetite is terrible I suspected that she hadn t eaten enough but I wanted a professional opinion.
Fri, 4 May 2012
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rapid heart beat is a relative term.calculate the heart beat for atlaeat one minute.if it is above 120 beats per minute,without any prior precipitating factors like running,exercising,pain,fever,etc,then please get alerted...this can be a serious rhythm disturbance of heart.Also tell me that this is the first episode or it is recurrent?do you have a family history of heart problems?does your child has excercise intolerence?get an ECG done.
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