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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes rapid heart rate?

Hi good day i am 32 years old weight 120lbs and about 5'-4'' in height i have notice for 2 days now that my heart have being beating heavy at time and race just a little. I don't feel tired but i don't like the feeling. I am also teaher and i spent most of the time talking and standing for 7 hours a day. Can you give me some advice as to what might be causing the problem?
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
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Cardiologist 's  Response

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to low blood pressure or cardiac arrhythmia. For this reason, I recommend you to closely monitor your blood pressure values and consulting with your attending physician for a physical exam and some tests:

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

An ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring would help exclude possible cardiac arrhythmia.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Ilir Sharka,
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