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What Causes Rapid Heart Rate After Flu Episode?

I contracted the flu on December 28, fever,chills,headache,bad cough with lots of greenish phlegm. It took almost 2 full weeks and a prescription of cerufoxime to get rid of the cough. I had constant bouts of racing pounding heart during this period which I thought was due to fever, The racing pounding heart has not gone away. It gets so bad I can hear it pounding in my ears. I have had chest xrays, ekg and blood tests all normal.
Fri, 17 Jan 2020
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Hello,

Your symptoms could be related to possible cardiac arrhythmia. For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and performing some tests:

- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound
- thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid gland dysfunction
- blood electrolytes for possible imbalance
- complete blood count for anemia.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What Causes Rapid Heart Rate After Flu Episode?

Hello, Your symptoms could be related to possible cardiac arrhythmia. For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and performing some tests: - a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound - thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid gland dysfunction - blood electrolytes for possible imbalance - complete blood count for anemia. You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist