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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes irregular heart beats and dizziness?

with heart irregular beats in a male over 75, should he elevate feet. We are visiting in Utah 4000ft from LA sea level He has a cold and took generic Claritin D sinus, cough and sore throat. His cold is getting better but the dizziness, heart rate are uncomfortable
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per the history given by you the patient might have atrial fibrillation or a heart block. I advice you to do an investigation like ECG and 2D ECHO and follow up with a report. We will decide afterwards about limb elevation.

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