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Suggest treatment for rapid heart rate

Hi Doctor,
I am under very severe strees for quiet a few months now but lately I feel an extremely rapid heart rate and today my heartbeat was through the roof.
I am a 35 year old male with ataxic cerebral palsy with a previous event of rapid heart rate.
I feel so stressed please help me doc.

Thanks,
Liam
Mon, 7 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to anxiety.

Anyway, I would recommend performing some tests to investigate other possible causes underlying your complaints:
- a resting ECG and a cardiac ultrasound
- thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid gland dysfunction
- blood electrolytes for possible imbalance
- complete blood count for anemia.

An ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring would help investigate for possible cardiac arrhythmia.

If all the above tests result normal, I would recommend trying to focus on your anxiety. In this regard, some herbal supplements with passiflora and valeriana can help improve your situation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka,
Cardiologist
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