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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes an elevated pulse rate?

my pulse rate is running at the rate of 110 a minute. This has occurred about 4 or 5 times in the last couple of months. Usually notice it as I am going to sleep or waking from a nap. Not always like this though. Have an appointment next week.
Any suggestions.

Fri, 9 Feb 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello! Welcome to HealthcareMagic!

Your symptoms can be related to :

1) Hypertension.
2) Atherosclerosis which is a condition due to poor blood supply to the heart muscle.
3) Anxiety.

I suggest you to do an EKG, a blood test and to see a cardiologist for further treatment.

Hope this clarifies your concern. Thank you for the query.

Take care

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician      
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