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What is the cause of rapid palpitations on smoking cigarettes ?

i have been experiencing heart beating very fast, when i smoke , i dont smoke weed/marijuana, i a5ft2 and 7.5 stone in weight, i have slight level of cholestrol not known how high, this only occurss mainly when i am smoking , as soon as i light up the cig and pumps away the heart fast, sometimes the beating can last 20-30mins ven after smoking - i have been to the dr, had my blood checked out and ECG was carried out, al they said was i had to much adrenaline and everything was ok. how i feel unease about this, i never had this problem before, i ave been smoking for about 9 years and only experienced this problem for about 2 yrs please help ad what is the cause f this?
Asked On : Fri, 3 Feb 2012
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Hi welcome to HCM. Smoking contains nicotine and when released in the blood, it causes narrowing of blood vessels. This puts pressure on the heart which beats faster to try and pump blood into these narrowed vessels. This leads to a rapid pulse that lasts as long as the nicotine effect remains. You also have a raised cholesterol that adds to the problem. You say you have been smoking since 9 years and have been experiencing this problem only since two years. This could be because your arteries have become narrower now and the nicotine effect on them is more pronounced. Regards
Answered: Fri, 10 Feb 2012
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