Increased heart rate

What is Increased heart rate?

Normal heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute.Heart rate exceeding 100 beats per minute under normal conditions is called tachycardia or increased heart rate.

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before 5 days my heartbeat got increased i took an ECG and echo of heart . thing doctor find is tachycardia.no prob in echo. he prescribed me metoprolol succinate ER 25mg . and my blood glucose(R) level was 196. but after taking the medicine i was affected by desiness and short breath. i m 28yrs.

doctor1 MD

Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to metoprolol adverse effects.

This is a beta blocker and it can lower your physical performance and also cause some shortness of breath in susceptible persons.

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Hi. I am a 33 years old female and I have been diagnosed with tachycardia and given a calcium channel blocker for that. I am still worried since my heart rate shoots up for any small exercise I do, like climbing the stairs, I cannot even breath and sometimes with no exercise at all..My heart will start beating and 150 and more. I would like to know if this condition is life threatening and if i can live my life normally or should i avoid exercise and other activities. Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for the query to HCM.
Let me explain that usually it is very difficult to predict that tachycardia is life threatening or not ,without knowing reason.
Heart rate more than 100 / minute is known as tachycardia and reasons are so many that it is impossible to mention all these reasons....

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I experienced tachycardia for the first time in my life today and I was also just diagnosed with an inner ear infection. Can the tachycardia be due to the middle ear infection?



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Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. There is no direct relation between your middle ear and tachycardia. Vertigo is more often associated with tachycardia.

2. Your tachycardia may be due to infection, acid reflux or medication such as Gabapentin (prolonged use or withdrawal).

3. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

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My husband had tachycardia that he could stop with either the vegal maneuver or carotid massage. He had a catheter ablation last week and we were told that it was successful. Yesterday he had a tachycardia episode that he could not stop, but could only get the heart rate to go down to 90-100.

At the Emergency Room the cardiologist said the surgery is only 50% success rate and was not good at explaining why he would still be having tachycardia. Is this normal? How does one know if the operation was a success? Where do we go from here. He is very upset by this turn of events and especially by the fact that no one told us to expect the tachycardia to persist.

doctor1 MD

Dear patient

thanks for your concerns

1) after ablation there is a degree of inflammation that can increase the reactivity of the electric tissues leading to early recurrence of tachycardia; however it is of utmost importance for the treating EP doctor to know about what happenned and see if it...

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Over the last 6 months, I have been experiencing increased incidents of tachycardia with extreme weakness and what seems like shivers (w/o the chill...that is the only way I know how to explain it. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure approximately 2 years ago. I was taking Atenelol which seemed to control the BP, but have Raynaud's and experienced a worsening of those symptoms last winter. My M.D. thought a change to a calcium-channel blocker would be better for the Raynaud's, and I am now trying the 2nd calcium-channel blocker, which is Nifedopine. My BP was continue to be high, so last week my Nifedopine dose was doubled. As an aside, I was recently diagnosed with Adrenal fatigue, but have not begun taking meds yet (the nurse is checking to be certain I can take the meds, as I have Factor Five Liden). After the Adrenal fatigue dx, I recalled a CT scan from years ago that showed something questionable with my adrenal glands (I can't recall now exactly what was said), but was sent for a PET scan, but there were no malignancies. I have also been having bouts of tachycardia, some nausea, and extreme sweats, accompanied by sudden onset of headache. In September, I went to a local ER during one of the episodes, where EKG and CAT scan were normal. Still, I wonder if all of this is not somehow related. I am trying to hold-out on making another PCP/MD visit until after the first of the year when my healthcare spending account has money in it again. I would love your thoughts on this matter

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
you have history of high blood pressure and for that you are already taking medicines, you have asked about the tachycardia but did not give the rate of heart beat, more over you did not say anything about your age and gender which is necessary here, any way your over...

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I have had 2 missed misscarriages in the past. I am currently pregnant (5 weeks) and have noticed my heart rate is beating very fast (I have had this in previous pregnancies), could this cause a missed miscarriage?

doctor1 MD

please find out the cause of fast heart problem ( Tachycardia) e.g.thyroid problems or heart problem,Generally mild tachycardia if not organic in nature don't cause miscarriage
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Is edging in masturbation for a long period of time bad for reproductive system? I am 14 and masturbate 4-5 times a week(started a year ago) I use stop and start method. when i am close to ejaculating i stop, then start again and so on. this sometimes carries on for an hour before i ejaculate. I also get tachycardias.is this the cause? Can this way of masturbation damage vas deferens and cause sterility?

doctor1 MD

HI
prolong masturbation due to start and stop method does not harm to vas deferens.
but too prolongation will loose its charm .
tachycardia may be due to prolong masturbation only and need not to worry.
after sex tachycardia is there.
its only short lasting.
no chance of infertility is...

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Hi i suffer from anxiety . i have undergone a cardiovascular risk assessment this week , my bp is normal, cholesterol normal and chest sounds fine but i had an ecg today showing some tachycardia the nurse showed the gp and he has asked to see me next week. is this normal or will i be put on medication and should i be worried.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Tachycardia can occur due to anxiety. If the ECG is normal, do not worry. Most probably the second appointment is for follow-up for your condition.

Regards
Dr Ahmad

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Hi there -
I am an alcoholic 25 year old female. I drank as usual last night, and have had tachycardia (120 bpm), pvcs, shaking hands and legs, and nausea all morning. I drank a glass of orange juice, but it didn't help. I've also taken 10mg of diazepam (I suffer from anxiety). I'm just wondering how serious this is and if I need to go into the ER.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
thanks for using health care magic.
I have gone through your available history.
Nausea, Tachycardia, shaking hands and legs can be because of both alcohol withdrawal or as a symptoms of anxiety.

But you should consult deaddiction center to get rid of alcohol and anxiety.
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I have tachycardia. I take 50mg of atenolol once a day. I had an episode start at 5am this morning and it has not subsided. I am at 128 beats per min. I took another atenolol at 3 pm. Should I be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

In most of the cases tachycardia is a benign situation and you shouldn't worry about that. Please wait for the second dose of atenolol to take effect (it usually takes 2-3...

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This is a really elaborate question.. but I'm very scared, and have been going through this for years. I'm finally giving in and asking any and all doctors for their opinion.

I'm a 26 year old male. 6'2 and 145 lbs. I've been having episodes of SVT since I was 18 years old. About 5 years ago a cardiologist I saw put me on 25mg of metoprolol twice daily. It seemed to help a lot. The episodes happened rarely, and I felt mostly normal. A year or so after that, my symptoms worsened again. He upped my dosage to 50mg twice daily, and scheduled me for an echo and a holter monitor. I had the tests and both can't back normal. I had no episodes of SVT while on the holter, sadly. After he increased my dosage again, I felt normal for a long time. Last March I traveled to Ireland. I was there until May. When I came back to my home, I was out of work for a few months and was living a sedentary life. After a while I started noticing symptoms. I was experiencing numbness and pain in my back, shortness of breath, dizziness upon standing, muscle weakness, heat and cold sensitivity, insomnia, and severe anxiety. I became very depressed and was afraid to go to the doctor. Eventually my girlfriend forced me to go. I was given full blood work and a chest X-ray. Everything came back fine and the doctors attributed it to anxiety/depression and months of inactivity. I felt slightly better after hearing that from the doctors, and went home. I secured a job and felt a bit better, but still felt nowhere near healthy. A year later, I started noticing my symptoms getting drastically worse. My legs would tremble when I walked up and down even stairs. If I tried lifting anything, my arms and hands would shake. I was extremely tired, the pain and numbness in my back had worsened, and now there was a new pain in my abdomen under my rib cage. A constant dull soreness. I also noticed my shortness of breath getting worse. I could no longer even sing or yell without feeling like my lungs were going to collapse. The breaking point for me was one night while I was having sexual relations with my girlfriend, and my heart went tachycardic. 280bpm for 15 minutes. It felt differed than the older episodes I used to have. It wasn't just fast. It was hard and felt like my heart was going to explode. When the paramedics got there, it converted. Since that incident, I haven't been able to have sex with my girlfriend, because as soon as I get excited, my heart starts beating very hard and slow, and erratic, instead of fast and steady as it should. This was in July. It's now November and things only feel worse. I feel like I can't do anything. The symptoms are all too much and too frequent. I'm seeing a doctor who actually seems to care, but I have to wait 2 weeks between visits, and he hasn't figured anything out yet. That's about the end of my story. I just want help. I don't care from where. My whole life is ruined and I feel trapped and scared.

Here are all of my symptoms:

Upper back pain/numbness
Dull pain under ribs in abdomen
Shortness of breath
Heart palpitations
PVCs
Tachycardia
Bradycardia
Tachycardia on standing
Insomnia
Weakness
Fatigue
Blurred vision
Purple fingernails and toenails
Cold and heat sensitivity
Angina
Severe anxiety

I also personally, think I have Marfan's syndrome. I'm 6'2, and 145lbs, and my fingers, toes and limbs are all very long and thin. My face is also long and thin. I just don't understand how I could be this old and not have been diagnosed already. Nobody else in my family has it. The only reason I even know of it's existence is because a friend of mine in medical school mentioned it.

I've also got a black pit for a wisdom tooth in the back of my mouth that's been there since I was 19 or 20 that I've never had taken care of. I know I've heard of tooth problems being related to cardiac problems.

I'm not looking for a cure or a diagnosis, only some insight into the situation from someone in experience. Reading about what COULD be wrong with me online is mostly useless because there are so many symptoms and variables. Anything would be helpful at this point.

Thanks in advance.

If I think of anything else I'll add it.

doctor1 MD

Hi, doctor. I m writing on behalf of my elderly mother who doesn t know how to write. She has been experiencing intermittent palpitations that occur sometimes after she eats or in the middle of the night when she is asleep. They are so alarming that she awakens. She takes her blood pressure measurement when this happens and usually her pulse is elevated. The longest episode has been approx. 4 hours. Her medical history is: high blood pressure, tachycardia, thyroid, osteoarthritis and some stomach problems. She takes medication for all. The palpitations frighten her and she wants to know if they are serious to her health or if they will increase her chances of heart attack or stroke. All her medical tests are normal. I have limited information as I don t live with my mother. Thank you in advance.

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I have igg deficiency, asthma , and I have pain between my shoulders in my back. My stool has little white balls in it and I feel short of breath. I also have bouts of tachycardia and low grade fevers, I have had tons of medical exams. The only test I haven t had are Gallbladder exams. My colonoscopy found nodules in my ilium but they tested negative for Crohn s. Could this be a GB problem? My CT showed one elevated liver enzyme.

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Hello, I have been suffering with gas and bloating for years.. Sometimes the gas pressure will increase my heart rate ( tachycardia ) until the gas is released. I keep diet sprite with me whenever I eat to release this pressure. And once I release the pressure from belch my heart rate goes back to normal. Is this a sign of serious GI problems/

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