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Wake up with racing heartbeat and numbness in limbs, BP 155/100.

I wake up with pounding heartbeat am wken up with ear my heartbeat in my ears. It feels like my heart is racing an I am experiencing periodic on the left center of my chest? In addition I wake up with numbness in my hands and legs. I had experienced pituitary issue some years ago. I now ave typical blood pressure 155/100
Asked On : Thu, 22 Mar 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

      The first step is to see a Cardiologist / Irregular heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG). Standard ECG records the electrical activity of the heart, for a few seconds. It can detect the arrhythmia occurring during that time only. If the episode occurs randomly, you need Holter or event monitor.
     ECHOcardiogram is necessary to see the heart valves (Mitral Valve Prolapse) / heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy) and heart function (Ejection fraction, wall motion abnormality) / clots...
      TMT – Treadmill exercise ECG; may be with thallium isotope – is necessary to evaluate ischemia (reduced blood flow / Coronary Artery Disease)
     You may even need Electro Physiological Studies (EPS) / The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.
     Drugs like beta blockers can address both pressure and rate simultaneously
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.
     You need Neurological assemment / Numbness in a setting of pituitary may mean aa expanding tumour. MRI and MRA will be necessary

Take care     
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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