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Teenager. Rapid pulses in arms than heart. More caffeine intake. Heart palpitations?

When I'm lying down to sleep I feel a pulse through my arms that is very rapid. I'm not sure if this is my heart beat but it feels as if that is so. But when I check my heart beat it isn't beating as fast as the pulses in my arms were. The first time this happened to me I thought someone was playing loud music and my bed was shaking somehow. This is something new I'm experiencing. I don't experience it often. Maybe three times a week. I am drinking more caffein than usual. And I suspect that I may have minor heart palpitations. I'm 18 and male
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

"heart beat it isn't beating as fast as the pulses in my arms" - is not feasible...
The other way - pulse rate falling short of heart rate - is a feature of irregular rhythms, especially atrial fibrillation...
Caffeine is one f the most common cause of palpitations...
EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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